Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Register for the mHealth Conference

Mobile phones and new communication patterns are changing our society. Attend mHealth Initiative’s “mHealth Networking and Web Conference” February 3-4, 2010 at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. to understand how this new trend is impacting healthcare. This is a golden opportunity to meet and network with users, developers, and vendors in the field.

Learn about the myriad of mobile devices and apps for clinicians and patients, new disease management, new participatory health approaches, management of mobile phones in provider settings, and much more.

Readers of “Federal Telemedicine News” will receive a special discounted rate. (See below for details).

C. Peter Waegemann, Vice President, mHealth Institute has said the “mHealth is a tsunami-like wave that will hit all healthcare stakeholders. One can delay mHealth, but nobody can halt this spontaneous movement.” His presentation at the “mHealth Revolution” will address:

• Current status of 5,000+smart phone apps and apps developments in the near future
• Exciting developments in new communication patterns and what this means for future provider competitiveness
• The future of communication-based disease management
• Discussion on the impact of this disruptive change. Is it a revolution?

Claudia Tessier, President, mHealth Institute and author of the first comprehensive book on mHealth “Management and Security of Health Information on Mobile Devices” to be published by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in early 2010, will discuss how:

• mHealth will change the way patients deal with providers and payers
• Clinicians will use mobile communication devices to communicate, access patient information, and use to retrieve guidelines and protocols
• New “digital tools” are helping healthcare professions
• HIM professionals need to prepare for mHealth

Some of the other top speakers in the field include:

• Derrell West, Vice President and Director, Government Studies, Brookings Institute will speak on “mHealth and Public Policy; Strategies for Moving Forward”
• Christopher Wasden, Manager, Strategy and Innovation, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, will speak on the “The Future of Home Monitoring”
• Joseph Kvedar, M.D., Director, Center for Connected HealthCare will speaking on “Mobile Phone Technology: Addressing Unmet Needs of Parents of Children with Diabetes”

Plus many other additional speakers will be on hand to provide invaluable information and take part in the networking process at the meeting.

Participation in the mHealth Conference can be through personal attendance or by virtual mode. However, if you attend the conference, you will have the advantage of networking with both colleagues and vendors.

For more information on the Conference, go to To register as a reader of “Federal Telemedicine News” for the special discounted rate of $295 through December 31, 2009 (regular rate is $595), use Promotion Code mhealth2010. The next step is to go to The special rate will not show until you hit the “Submit” button after entering your demographic information and promotion code. Then click on the “Buy Now” button. You will then be directed to PayPal for payment. Questions or problems in registering please contact