What to do on Monday at the mHealth Summit

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By Tom Sullivan

Wasting no time, the HIMSS Media 2013 mHealth Summit officially kicks off on Monday with an executive breakfast panel sure to entertain and educate.

Take note that you do need to register for “The World is my Waiting Room,” a discussion with four mHealth champions, Jeffrey Benabio, Donald Kosiak, Wesley Valdes, and Andrew Watson.

“The next big things in health delivery are here, and they come alive on Monday through the keynotes, fireside chats, executive spotlights and other programs,” said Rich Scarfo, vice president of events for HIMSS Media and director of the mHealth Summit.

Following the aforementioned breakfast panel, those keynotes feature prominent speakers Paul Jacobs, CEO of Qualcomm, Steve Case, founder of AOL and Revolution, Esther Dyson, founder EDventure Partners and a tech-savvy investor in health, to name just a fistful.

The morning keynotes wrap up by 11 a.m., at which point the concurrent sessions begin with at least six to pick from pretty much every hour. Topics range from app development 101 to big data, chronic disease management, policy pillars of mHealth and even a relatively new acronym, PYOD, as in Protect Your Own Data. There are also sessions on adopting mHealth to remain competitive and independent living through technology.

Monday is also the day the show floor opens.

“In addition to the expo floor that showcases an array of products and services in action,” Scarfo continued, “other program highlights include Health 2.0, a town hall focused on coordinated federal mHealth policies toward quality outcomes as well as affiliate sessions from AAMI, Applications Developers Alliance, AT&T and the National eHealth Collaborative.” 

Lest we forget, Monday concludes with a networking reception that runs from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Monday’s full agenda.

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