Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Healthcare Unbound Almost Here

Networks, platforms, and applications for technology-enabled participatory medicine will be featured at the “Eighth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference & Exhibition” on July 11-12, 2011 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. The Conference will be a great networking and educational event, attracting hundreds of high level executives and clinicians from all over the U.S. and abroad. The focus will be on remote monitoring, home telehealth, mHealth, eHealth, social media, and how to better promote wellness, manage diseases, and facilitate accountable care using the newest technologies.

Today innovative technologies are driving opportunities to serve health consumers in new ways and in new settings. In addition to dramatically changing traditional healthcare delivery, this Conference will attract a range of companies that previously have not been deeply involved in healthcare such as in consumer electronics, telecom, gaming, fitness, along with information technology companies. More and more ideas and companies are coming on board every day.

You really can’t miss this event if you are involved in this exciting ever changing technology field. The information obtained from all of the keynote speakers and presentations will help not only healthcare providers and health plans, but also retirement communities, consumer technology companies, pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics companies, as well as contract research organizations. Also, home builders, financiers, security analysts, consultants, and government officials will play an important role.

Leading thought experts in the field will present a number of keynote presentations:

• Vince Kuraitis, JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies
• Michael J. Barrett, Managing Partner, Critical Mass Consulting
• Joseph Ternullo, JD, MPH, Director, International Corporate Relations, Partners HealthCare & Associate Director, Center for Connected Health
• Zachary Sikes, Senior Vice President, Leading Age
• Bryce Williams, Director Wellvolution, Blue Shield of California
• Majid Sarrafzadeh, PhD, Professor, Computer Science UCLA & Co-Director, UCLA Wireless Health Institute
• David Inns, CEO, GreatCall, Inc. (Creator of Jitterbug)
• Yan Chow, MD, MBA, Director of Innovation and Advanced Technology, Kaiser Permanente
• Charles (Chuck) Parker, Executive Director, Continua Health Alliance

The presentations and panels zeroing in on today’s critical issues will provide many opportunities for productive discussions in such topics as:

• Connected health used to support efforts to establish meaningful use
• Reimbursement and regulatory developments
• Emerging business models
• Health consumer engagement and behavior change through the use of technology
• Technology-enabled participatory medicine
• Leveraging technologies to promote wellness and manage diseases
• Health plan and employer perspectives on healthcare unbound
• Healthcare technology applications for baby boomers and seniors
• Promoting personalized medicine and wireless applications
• The role of technologies in the patient centered medical home
• Using telehealth technologies and the accountable care concept in home care
• Opportunities and challenges in creating linkages between electronic health records and consumer-facing technologies such as remote monitoring and social media
• Financier perspectives
• International perspectives
• Technology enabled chronic care management
• Participation in Health Information Exchanges
• And many more topics are being added daily to the agenda

Exhibits will showcase the newest technologies and give attendees ample time to see not only what is available today but information on future technologies that are going to greatly impact the medical and healthcare fields as we move through the 21st century.

Go to or call (310) 265-2570 or email Satish Kavirajan at for more details, to register, or to exhibit.