Perspectives is a Complimentary Series of Conversations with the Spectrum Health Patient and Family Advisory Councils. The next session is titled “Emerging Technology and its Impact on Your Health.” Taking charge of your health means understanding how technology is changing the way people receive care, and its impact of positive health outcomes. Health care experts will share insights on apps and devices and how you can take a more proactive role in your health. The keynote speaker will be Daniel Kraft, MD, a national speaker who explores consumer demand, what is trending in technology and how this is change the way health care is delivered. He will be joined by members of the Patient and Family Advisory Councils for a roundtable discussion. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The presentation will be broadcast live at United Hospital in Greenville at the United Hospital Conference Center. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Refreshments will be served. To register, call (616) 776-9626 or register online at perspectiveseries.eventbrite.com. For more information, call Shirley Hayes, director of patient and family experience for United and Kelsey Hospitals, at (616) 225-6981. Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which includes nine hospitals and 180 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart, physician groups totaling more than 600 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with 625,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with more than 17,700 employees. The organization provided $115.9 million in community benefit during its 2010 fiscal year.