2018 ADEA Signature Series: Prescribing the Future of Digital Health

Coordinated by the ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association

Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

David Metcalf, Ph.D.

David Metcalf, Ph.D.David Metcalf has more than 20 years’ experience in the design and research of web-based and mobile technologies converging to enable learning and health care. Dr. Metcalf is Director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Institute for Simulation and Training. The team has built mHealth solutions, simulations, games, eLearning, mobile and enterprise IT systems for Google, J&J, VA, U.S. military and UCF’s College of Medicine, among others. Recent projects include Lake Nona’s Intelligent Home prototype and SignificantTechnology, a mobile-enabled online degree and eResource kit. He is active in many organizations, serves on various boards of directors and encourages spinoffs from the lab as part of the innovation process. He has launched Moving Knowledge and several other for-profit and nonprofit ventures as examples. In addition to research and commercial investments, he supports social entrepreneurship in education and health. Dr. Metcalf continues to bridge the gap between corporate learning and simulation techniques and non-profit and social entrepreneurship. Simulation, mobilization, mobile patient records and medical decision support systems, visualization systems, scalability models, secure mobile data communications, gaming, innovation management and operational excellence are current research topics. Dr. Metcalf frequently presents at industry and research events shaping business strategy and use of technology to improve learning, health and human performance. For more information see metil.org. He is the co-editor/author of Connected Health(2017), HIMSS mHealth Innovation(2014) and the HIMSS Books Series best-seller mHealth: From Smartphones to Smart Systems (2012).


From smartphones and tablets to body sensors and connected devices, emerging technology aims to improve health care quality, coordination, and cost. This program will present an array of digital technologies applied to various aspects of health care, and include statistics that demonstrate the increasing use of wearable, interconnected devices and technologies that are impacting health care and care delivery. The impacts on patient experiences, population health and health care costs will be explored. The presenter will share data and insights gathered from a broad portfolio of academic research and industry technology deployments.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize industry statistics on expanding patient and provider use of mobile, wearable and Internet of Things technologies for health care.
  • Describe a broad selection of digital health examples.
  • Evaluate evidence of patient outcomes, triple aim improvements and/or human factors/user experience.


8:00 – 8:05 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions
Melanie Mayberry, D.D.S., M.S.-HCM (LI 2013)
Clinical Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Oral Health and Integrated Care
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry 

8:05 – 9:45 a.m. Prescribing the Future of Digital Health (Part 1)
David Metcalf, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher and Director, Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab, Institute for Simulation and Training
University of Central Florida 
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.  Prescribing the Future of Digital Health (Part 2)
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.  Q&A

Melanie Mayberry, D.D.S., M.S.-HCM (LI 2013)
David Metcalf, Ph.D.

Immediately following the ADEA Signature Series, the ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association will present a special program titled “A Meaningful Life Series” from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. All ADEA Signature Series attendees are welcome to stay for this program.

For ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows and Alumni, the ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association Business Meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon.