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2014 Summit will Feature New Focus on Consumer Health and co-located Global mHealth Forum December 7-11, 2014 in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the mHealth Summit opened the call for presentations for the 6th annual conference, taking place December 7-11, 2014 at the Gaylord National Resort just outside Washington D.C. The mHealth Summit, the largest mobile health event in the world, brings together a diverse audience of providers, leaders, influencers and visionaries in mobile and connected health from all different stages of the mobile transition. Keynote presentations, moderated panels, interview-style discussions, roundtables, demonstrations and interactive sessions will highlight hands-on strategies, examine success stories, and explore challenges and innovations in mhealth, connected health, telehealth, ehealth, wireless, digital, wearable, gaming and consumer engagement.

"The 6th annual mHealth Summit will be our most compelling event to date, with increased focus on actionable, evidence-based research, case studies and the very latest innovations across the spectrum of mHealth and personal connected health," said Rich Scarfo, Director, mHealth Summit, and Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance. "The Summit is designed to provide a forum for an intense exchange of ideas, learning, dialogue and networking to help delegates accelerate advancement of the field when they return to their work environments. This year we anticipate increased participation from international delegates, universities, emergency services and public health officials and economic development councils in addition to our historically broad audience."

The Summit – part of the newly formed Personal Connected Health Alliance, an international non-profit organization established by Continua Health Alliance, mHealth Summit and HIMSS to represent the consumer voice in personal connected health – will put a spotlight on mobile and connected health activity in the past 12 months. mHealth Summit is seeking presentations with evidence-oriented research and case studies as well as new technology solutions, emerging business models and innovative programs/initiatives. Submissions should address key issues or questions in mobile and connected health, such as:

  • Consumer engagement and empowerment in the areas of wellness, fitness, disease management, healthcare access and aging in place;
  • Providers, employers, payers looking for new approaches to population health, improved connectivity in the workplace and with patients, as well as better resource management solutions;
  • Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies exploring innovative approaches that accelerate drug development, data sharing and improve medication adherence and consumer engagement;
  • CIOs, CTOs, Chief Innovation Officers and Medical Directors integrating consumer and big data into clinical systems, workflow and analytics;
  • Emergency services and public health officials leveraging connectivity for better improved disaster planning, a coordinated response, and a safer world;
  • NGOs, foundations and governments creatively deploying personal health technologies in developing economies;
  • Developers and technology entrepreneurs transforming the consumer and patient healthcare access and delivery paradigm via cutting edge technology, platforms, applications, games, etc.;
  • Investors, VCs and angels, incubators, universities, economic development agencies and accelerators pioneering new business opportunities and investment approaches in mHealth.

The deadline for submissions is June 27, 2014 at midnight EDT. For more information, guidelines and to submit a presentation, please visit: http://docs.omnibooksonline.com/assets/himss13675/56712/2014_mhealth_summit.html

For the first time the Global mHealth Forum will meet at the mHealth Summit. This two-day event is presented in partnership with the mHealth Working Group and USAID and will take place December 10-11, 2014. The Global mHealth Forum will provide in-depth reviews of mHealth project implementation and lessons learned; facilitate creative and collaborative problem-solving and capacity building through interactive workshops; and serve as a networking platform for mHealth implementers working in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The Forum aims to:

  • Enhance the capacity of governments, donors, civil society, NGOs and social entrepreneurs to design, implement (including scale up) and evaluate mHealth initiatives in LMICs;
  • Provide a space for global health stakeholders and mHealth professionals working in LMICs to network with each other as well as with health ministries, NGOs, technical experts and mHealth solution providers;
  • Share the state of the art in mHealth in LMICs and explore emerging trends.

The call for submissions for the Global mHealth Forum is also now open. For more information, guidelines and to submit a presentation, please visit: http://docs.omnibooksonline.com/assets/himss13675/56712/Global_mHealth_Forum_Call-for-Presentations.pdf

Registration will open soon for the 2014 mHealth Summit taking place December 7-11, 2014 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, D.C. area. For more details about the event, please visit www.mhealthsummit.org. Keynote speakers and special events will be announced leading up to the Summit; keep up with Summit news @mhealthsummit and join the conversation using #mHealth14.

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 expanding 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 the National Institutes of Health, the mHealth Alliance and the Foundation for the NIH. For more information, visit www.mhealthsummit.org; and follow at @mhealthsummit or #mHealth14.

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