Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CEO to Keynote at mHealth Summit

Aetna CEO Mark T. Bertolini to deliver keynote address at the 2012 mHealth Summit to be held December 3-5 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center located in the Washington D.C. area. In his keynote, he will share his personal passion for creating a connected convenient healthcare system empowering patients to take control of their health. In addition, Bertolini will demonstrate how Aetna is using innovative technology to bring this connected convenient system to life.

Bertolini is a spinal cord injury survivor and partially disabled as the result of a severe skiing accident in 2004 and in 2007, he donated a kidney to his son. These experiences are foundational to his dedication to improve the patient experience and address the longstanding challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system.

“We are pleased this year’s summit will kick-off with a keynote from Mark Bertolini as it signals a broadening of the mHealth Summit to include greater representation of thought-leaders from across the payer and health delivery community,” commented Richard Scarfo, Director for the mHealth Summit and Vice President of Vendor Events at HIMSS Media. “

The 2012 mHealth Summit will bring together 4,500 leaders from over 50 countries to encourage dialogue and advance collaboration for the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes. This year’s expanded program offers analysis of the critical issues surrounding mobile health in the areas of health, innovation, technology, research, policy, and business, and finance.

The mHealth Summit will connect leaders in government, private sector/industry, academia, foundation, and not-for-profit organizations to advance discussion and decision-making related to the intersection of mobile technology, health research, and policy in the U.S. and abroad.

The mHealth Summit is presented by the HIMSS Media in partnership with NIH, the mHealth Alliance, and the Foundation for NIH. For more conference details or to register, go to www.mhealthsummit.org.