Join us for this insightful look at the reality of connected health on the ground and perspectives on the way forward from three (3) leading cardiologists. This talk will offer understandings of global differences and the challenges presented in a variety of health systems with insights from the UK, USA and Ghana. You'll discover pragmatic ways to engage your medical facility in integrating connected health technology solutions.

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Recognize your internal champions and value the naysayers
  • Identify opportunities in the clinical workflow and care continuum
  • Recite optimal pathways for integrating technology
  • Describe the dynamics of scaling connected health programs



Dr. Jacques Kpodonu

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Dr. Kpodonu is a cardiovascular surgeon, visionary clinician /scientist and lead author/editor of 4 medical textbooks. Dr. Kpodonu's current interests include innovations in cardiac surgery, global health innovation, precision medicine, digital health technology, biomedical innovation, hybrid operating room design and constructions and global surgical capacity building.

Dr. Kpodonu has held various leadership positions including recently as surgical director of Hybrid cardiac surgery program at the Jeffrey Milton Heart and Vascular Institute of Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, CA and clinical associate professorship of surgery at the University of California Irvine (UCI)

Dr. Kpodonu was involved in fund raising activities with over$40million raised during his tenure including being the lead in development and construction of a $6.7 million advanced cardiac hybrid operating room currently touted as one of the most complex and advanced robotic hybrid operating rooms in the world.

Dr. Kpodonu is an active member of the American Society of cardio-thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Vascular Surgeons. He is a member of the division of cardiac surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and holds a faculty position at the Harvard Medical School.


Dr. Seth Martin

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Dr. Seth S. Martin received his Bachelor of Science degree from Washington and Lee University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and trained in internal medicine at Duke University.

Dr. Martin then completed a cardiology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He was designated the Henry R. Kravis & Marie-Josée Cardiovascular Fellow and also served as a Pollin Cardiovascular Prevention Fellow. During his fellowship, Dr. Martin obtained a Master of Health Science degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Martin was awarded the Howard S. Silverman Research Award for originality and creativity in medical research. Additionally, he was recognized as an Up and Coming Future Star of Cardiology by the American College of Cardiology.

After completing fellowship, Dr. Martin joined the Johns Hopkins Cardiology faculty. He is a core faculty member with the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Director of the Advanced Lipid Disorders Center. Dr. Martin also serves as an Associate Faculty member in the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research and an Affiliate Faculty in the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare. He has a longstanding passion for preventive cardiology, in particular cardiovascular risk assessment, lipidology, and mobile health technology.

Dr. Martin is a dedicated clinician and clinical educator who is member of the Hopkins Bedside Medicine Faculty. He cares for patients with medical and cardiac conditions in the hospital and in the outpatient clinic. He serves as a Firm Faculty Clinical Coach and Educator with the Janeway Firm of the Osler Medical Residency. He also participates in teaching medical students and public health students.

Dr. Martin has published more than 170 articles in leading cardiology and medicine journals, as well as 15 book chapters. He contributed to an update to preventive cardiology published in Braunwald’s Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. He serves as Associate Editor for the American College of Cardiology’s Dyslipidemia Clinical Community and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.

Dr. Martin was selected as one of 125 faculty members, fellows, postdocs, staff and students who personify Johns Hopkins Medicine’s mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care, in celebration of the 125th Johns Hopkins Medicine anniversary.


Mr Sean Matheiken

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Mr Matheiken has five years’ experience as a consultant vascular surgeon with a special interest and high level of expertise in modern lower limb revascularisation and multidisciplinary care of diabetic foot complications. I am confident and competent in dealing with the entire spectrum of acute and sub-acute vascular surgical presentations including aortic, carotid, upper and lower limb, venous, mesenteric and traumatic pathologies. During this time, he has had a full on-call rota at tertiary referral vascular units in for this duration, covering hub and spoke hospitals.

Mr Matheiken is a keen educationalist and has completed successful tenures as Lead in teaching and training positions at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the European Society for Vascular Surgery. Mr Matheiken also possess skills in the information technology and internet domains that he applies to produce innovative clinical solutions within the NHS.

He can be described as a warm and caring individual with an effusive personality, who takes immense satisfaction in ensuring his patients are reassured and respected whilst providing them continuity of superlative care for their clinical needs.

Mr Matheiken's career goals are to systematise and standardise the care of provision of tertiary level vascular surgical care within his sector, and to distil and disseminate his acquired wisdom innovatively and efficiently to future generations.

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