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6th Annual mHealth Summit International Conference And Expo Focuses On Disruptive Innovation And Evidence In Technology, Business, Research And Policy To Advance Mobile And Connected Health

December 7-11, 2014; Washington, DC -- Registration Now Open

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th annual mHealth Summit and Expo will convene domestic and international thought leaders in healthcare, technology and industry, government officials, researchers, advocates and investors to advance the use of mobile and connected health and its integration into healthcare delivery. From December 7-11, the Summit will put a spotlight on disruptive innovation,  evidence, research, trends, opportunities and big ideas shaping an emerging global shift in healthcare that puts consumers at the center and makes health and wellness an engaging part of everyday life.  Mobile and connected health holds the potential for transforming  the future of care delivery on personal and population health levels.

mHealth Summit is part of the newly formed Personal Connected Health Alliance, an international non-profit established by Continua, mHealth Summit and HIMSS to represent the consumer voice in personal connected health.

WHAT:     6th Annual mHealth Summit and Expo  
WHEN:     December 7-11, 2014
WHERE:   Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, DC area

Four days of renowned speakers,  provocative presentations and interactive sessions,  Keynotes  and events on the exhibit floor will demonstrate how mhealth is beginning to deliver healthcare – at the right time and the right place – and holds the potential to reduce costs and improve outcomes. The Summit will tackle real-world strategies, success stories,  challenges and innovations in mhealth, including special sessions and co-located events:

  • A jam-packed general program provides the broadest and deepest coverage of topics ranging from wellness, fitness and disease management strategies for healthcare providers, payers and consumers to population health and clinical trials and patient engagement programs for pharma companies.  Sessions will also cover regulation, public health, investment in startups and early stage companies, privacy and security, innovation and hot technologies.
  • Global mHealth Forum: A Collaboration for Game-Changing Global Health Innovation – This two-day, co-located event, presented in partnership with the mHealth Working Group and USAID, will focus on mobile and connected health in low and middle income countries (LMICs).
  • Advancements in the Intelligent Medical Home (IMH): The Leaders' Perspectives – An  interactive IMH on the exhibit floor will be paired with a program that examines how advances    in mobile devices and apps, wearables, ambient sensing and remote monitoring are enabling  aging in place. It will also cover clinical workflow, data integration, ROI and outcomes measures, interoperability, technology selection, and  new business models and partnerships.
  • Exploring Wearable Technology in Healthcare: Google Glass and Beyond  – These technologies hold the potential to be  game-changers. Explore developing trends, new products,  case studies, technical standards and  more.
  • Games for Health DayGamification and gaming are new tools for consumer engagement. Sessions and demonstrations will highlight the latest developments and opportunities.  
  • Games for Health University – This is an opportunity to explore what makes a game for health successful -- from development to deployment, including key technology platforms, game design elements, development costs and other critical issues.
  • Privacy and Security Symposium – Highlighting BYOD and mobile device management issues, including hacking into healthcare, physician perspectives on mHealth privacy and security, federal/regulatory updates from the FDA, OCR and ONC, and a patient/consumer panel.
  • NIH mHealth Training Institute – Providing behavioral and social scientists with tools to successfully leverage mhealth technologies, with mentorship from leaders in the fields of engineering, medicine and the behavioral and social sciences. 
  • WIPJam @mHealth Summit: Mobile Development – The Wireless Industry Partnership is at the center of building developer programs and communities around mobile throughout the world.  At this event, learn how to make a successful app including platforms, APIs, monetization,  gamification, social media and location-based technologies.
  • M2M Now Money Talks – Clinicians, payers, solution vendors, wireless network operators and business analysts will discuss two vital commercial components of mHealth: monetizing an mHealth strategy and improving patient outcomes.

GENERAL REGISTRATION:  Registration is now open (www.mhealthsummit.org/registration). Register before September 15 to take advantage of Early Bird rates.

About the mHealth Summit
The 2014 mHealth Summit, the global convener of the expanding mobile health ecosystem, explores the disruptions, challenges and opportunities of the integration of mobile and wireless technologies into the healthcare system, and in consumer and patient engagement, for the delivery of better health outcomes. The 6th Annual mHealth Summit will take place December 7-11, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Focusing on four fundamental platforms – technology, business, research and policy – the mHealth Summit is presented by HIMSS, in partnership with Continua, the Foundation for the NIH and the mHealth Working Group. mHealth Summit is part of the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), an international non-profit organization established by Continua, mHealth Summit and HIMSS to represent the consumer voice in personal connected health. Visit the mHealth Summit for more information; and follow at @mhealthsummit or #mHealth14.

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