NIH to Lead Two Sessions at mHealth Summit

The 2010 mHealth Summit is emerging as the major one-stop venue for mobile health. The event, organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in partnership with the mHealth Alliance and the National

Institutes of Health (NIH) will take place from November 8th to 10th, 2010 at The Walter E. WashingtonConvention Center.

Two tracks, lead by the NIH, will focus on Healthy Behaviors and Innovative Mobile Technologies. The six sessions within these tracks will explore behavioral patient monitoring, point-of-care diagnostic tools and the use of mobile devices for emergency response. Tracks will feature best practice case studies that discuss approaches, platforms and lessons learned.

Topics to be explored include:

• Mobile technologies that monitor health outcomes in the treatment of diabetes, obesity and depression.

• Innovative patient monitoring tools and point-of-care diagnostics. Case histories include: aiding U.S. Army wounded soldiers, wirelessly monitoring asthma inhalers, and reminding patients to take their medicine.

• The utilization of mobile technologies for emergency response scenarios, such as relief efforts in Haiti.

In the U.S. and around the world, including countries where other medical technology infrastructure is lacking, mobile health, or "mHealth," is emerging as a potentially transformative solution for improving quality healthcare services across the socio-economic span. The conference program will explore the latest findings and initiatives that hold the power to transform the delivery of health care through mobile devices.

Keynote speakers announced to date include William (Bill) H. Gates III,

Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Francis S. Collins,

Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health, Ted Turner, Chairman, United

Nations Foundation; Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean of Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health and former Minister of Health, Mexico.

There will also be an exhibit floor with about 150 exhibits, including Actigraph, American Telemedicine Association, Aventyn, Inc., Brew MPT, Cardionet, Cashel Technologies, Diversinet, iVisit/LookTel, IVT Technology, Inc., Lenovo, MedApps, Inc., MyGlucoHealth by Entra Health Systems, NetHope, NowPos M-Solution Pvt. Ltd., Qualcomm Health & Life Sciences, Qualcomm Incorporated, Qualcomm Wireless Health Technologies, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Right Angle Technologies, Telcare, Verizon Wireless, Vignet Corporation, Voxiva, Vyzin Electronics Private Ltd., WellDoc, Inc., Zephyr Technology.

For further information contact:

Kate Barrett at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>, 301 435 2613.

For general registration and conference details

Visit the official 2010 mHealth Summit website<>

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