WASHINGTON D.C. – Sept. 27, 2013 – The mHealth Summit, the global convener of the expanding mobile health ecosystem, announced the launch of registration for the 2013 event to be held December 8-11, 2013 at the Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center, in the Washington, D.C. area.
As the largest event of its kind, the 5th Annual mHealth Summit will bring together more than 5,000 mobile and wireless technology innovators, influencers, and developers, with healthcare industry executives, medical and health researchers, providers, insurers, government leaders and policy makers, NGOs, non-profit and corporate executives, and VCs from more than 60 countries.
“As the healthcare system asks for a shared partnership of care between physicians and patients, tools that help them engage in their health will be critically important,” said Rich Scarfo, Vice President, Events at HIMSS and Director of the mHealth Summit. “Mobile technologies represent the future of both the consumer electronics and healthcare industries, and the mHealth Summit has become the top industry event for crucial cross-sectoral discussions about what lies ahead in the world of mobile and wireless.”
In addition to keynote addresses from top industry leaders and themed conference tracks, this year’s expanded exhibit floor includes an Innovation Zone Pavilion featuring startups focused on mobile health, aging and gaming. There will also be a series of co-located events during the Summit including the HIMSS Venture+ Forum, Health 2.0, WIP Jam, ABA mHealth Law Track, M2M Now Money Talks and the Games for Health Workshop.
For the first time, the event will feature the mHealth in the Hospital track which will explore the technologies for systemic quality improvements and restructured workflows for improving patient care, population health and managed cost outcomes. The mHealth Summit will also offer a comprehensive experience for the provider community that includes a specific conference track, dedicated area on the exhibit floor representing leading vendors in the mobile health space, the mHealthNews Executive Breakfast and an opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch at the Mobile Health Venture Fair featuring Specific Components for Providers.
Verizon Wireless returns for the fourth year as the premium platinum sponsor of the Summit along with platinum sponsor IMS Health and gold sponsors Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Qualcomm and Surescripts. Media partners include 3G Doctor, ABI Research, Disruptive Women in Healthcare, EHR Intelligence (Xtelligent Media), FierceHealthIT, FierceMobileHealthcare, Hands On Telehealth, HealthcareIT News, Health Innovation Media (Health Innovation TV), Health Tech Hatch, HISTalk Connect, mHealth News, MobiHealthNews, PharmaVOICE, Social Media Today, Story of Digital Health, SearchHealthIT (Tech Target) and The Doctor Weighs In.
Featured keynotes, speakers, special events and other announcements will be revealed leading up to the Summit; visit www.mhealthsummit.org for updates. Keep up with mHealth Summit news on Twitter @mhealthsummit and join the conversation using #mHealth13.
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