The 2011 mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. kicked off with an opening keynote from Eric J. Topol, MD, WWHI and Kathleen Sebelius, US Dept of Health & Human Services. In her key note, Sebellius stated, “in the iTunes store alone, there are nearly 12,000 apps related to health.” The video below provides some key highlights of Kathleen Sebelius discussing mHealth and its role in the larger landscape of national healthcare.
300 exhibitors including tech giants and startups lined the exhibit floor this year. The following video captured from HealthcareITNews provides day 1 demo presentations highlights from GammaTech, Umbiflow/Cellnostics, and Bodimojo presenting how they are utilizing mHealth.
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About mHealth Summit:
The 2011 mHealth Summit will build on last year’s success by bringing a dedicated focus to the business, end-user, and policy perspectives of mHealth, fostering in-depth dialogue to identify and accelerate cross-cutting value chains and sustainable mHealth business models from around the globe. The summit will also provide a dedicated focus to the healthcare research and evaluation needs of mHealth, facilitating the development and commercialization of empirically-supported solutions.
Conference sessions will explore, examine, and debate the ways mobile technology will transform health care delivery, research, business and policy for the 21st Century in underserved communities in the US and abroad, including the developing world. In addition, the 2011 mHealth Summit will:
- Highlight critical progress, research, constraints, use cases and success stories across the mHealth landscape;
- Host over 300 exhibitors showcasing innovative applications, tools and solutions;
- Attract more than 350 press worldwide;
- Provide networking opportunities with leading-edge and c-level industry decision makers, healthcare professionals, researchers and other critical end-users;
- Draw more than 3,500 leaders from nearly 50 countries.
In partnership with HIMSS, the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health, the Foundation for National Institutes of Health is establishing an all-star lineup of visionary keynote speakers, conference tracks and an expanded exhibit hall.