Wednesday, March 23, 2011

MobileMonday’s 2nd Annual MOBILE HEALTH FORUM

If you live near Philadelphia, don't miss this event:

2nd Annual Mobile Healthcare Forum
Mon, Mar 28 2011, 5:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

MobileMonday’s 2nd Annual MOBILE HEALTH FORUM
How Mobile Devices and Services are Changing the Healthcare Landscape –
"A Guide for Entrepreneurs and Healthcare Providers"

MobileMonday is delighted to present Mr. Robert Jarrin, Senior Director of Government Affairs for Qualcomm Inc, as the Keynote Speaker. Based in Washington, DC, Mr. Jarrin represents Qualcomm on US regulatory matters relating to wireless health and life sciences.

Mr. Jarrin’s areas of responsibility include health policy, FDA regulatory oversight, healthcare legislative affairs, CMS telehealth reimbursement and the regulation of health information technology as it relates to wireless. He also serves as Co-Chair of the US Policy Working Group for the Continua Health Alliance. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mr. Jarrin worked as a Manager of Strategic Partnerships for Ericsson Wireless Communications, served as a Law Clerk in the White House Office of Counsel to President Clinton and also served as a Law Clerk and subsequent Consultant in the US Department of Justice to Attorney General Janet Reno.

Two distinguished panels of world class entrepreneurs, clinicians, venture capitalists, privacy & security experts, and technologists will follow Mr. Jarrin's opening remarks.

The Race is On, the Time is Now

Healthcare in the United States has reached a critical juncture. A recent Wall Street Journal article details the Congressional limitations on Medicare trained practitioners and how this has resulted in a dramatic shortage of doctors. This, coupled with a proposed cut of nearly $60 billion in doctor training through 2020, calls for new solutions to provide care for the nearly 32 million additional Americans expected to be insured under healthcare reform and the 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day.

Significant advances in mobile technology are helping to fill this void, as evidenced by a recent story in the New York Times, creating tremendous opportunities for both medical service providers and mobile innovators to work together to streamline patient care. Join us on March 28th to discover how this technological sea change will affect you and your profession and answer questions such as:

Can mHealth actually improve care and reduce costs?
What are the key drivers for the mHealth marketplace today and looking ahead?
What are the main barriers facing mHealth?
Will consumers pay for mHealth?
Mobile solutions are changing the face of healthcare and what is on the horizon?
What therapeutic areas offer the biggest business potential?
How can mHealth be effectively integrated into the healthcare ecosystem?
What are the attributes of the smartphone apps, cloud-based services, and mobile internet platforms that constitute the best services?

Panel Discussion #1: Mobile Communications in Healthcare –A Business Perspective

* Moderator: Joshua Lawson is an Associate Partner with SECOR Consulting and is the global head of the firm's Health & Life Sciences sector development group. Mr. Lawson has deep expertise working with clients throughout the healthcare continuum including experience within home health, primary care, hospitals as well as innovative service delivery channels such as telemedicine.

David Baiada, Division Director and Practice Leader, Skilled Visit Services, including mobile technology integration & management at Bayada Nurses.

Dr. Sal Volpe, MD, FAAP, FACP, CHCQM, President of the HIMSS New York State Chapter, featured on ABC News discussing the top health iPhone applications.

Brian Wells, Chief Technology Officer at University of Pennsylvania Health System, who leads Penn’s mobile communications initiatives.

Hans Boerma, Managing Partner at KBT Partners, industry expert, emerging mHealth and HIT technology.

Dr. Bruce Hopper, MD, founded Hopper Medicine in 2010 and teamed with Myca Health, to develop the Hello Health platform. Patients interact with him not only in his office or on a housecall but also through email, videochat, and instant messaging.

Panel Discussion #2: Mobile Communications in Healthcare –A Clinical/Medical Perspective

* Moderator: Dr. Brian McDonough, M.D., FAAFP, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Temple School of Medicine; Chairman, the Family Medicine Department, and CMIO at St. Francis Hospital; Dr. McDonough's medical features are syndicated on over 500 U.S. radio stations, including 1010 WINS in NYC and KYW NewsRadio, Philadelphia. He is also Sr. Medical Editor for blog.

Henry Fader, Pepper Hamilton is a corporate and health care partner in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP and leads the firm’s health care practice.

Jason Goldberg, President, Ideal Life, Inc., will address his company’s remote health monitoring program in China, which will be the largest initiative of its type in the world with 100,000 patients in Shandong province.

Christopher Clark, COO, manages operations and profitability for Fiberlink, developer of the award-winning Mobility-as-a-Service 360 (MaaS360) platform and service.

Corrine McIsaac MEd, BScN, RN PhD(c) is President and CEO of Health Outcomes Worldwide, dedicated to the measurement and improvement of outcomes across the health care continuum utilizing mobile and web based solutions.

Don’t miss the Mobile Health event of the year…Networking opportunities precede and follow the evening’s educational event and include a generous compliment of h’orderves, a cash bar, and free access to the Incredible Mutter Museum.

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