San Diego - poised to become the epicenter for a rapidly emerging and convergent industry - wireless healthcare
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 5 -- San Diego, with one of the nation's largest life science and wireless clusters, is poised to become the epicenter for a rapidly emerging and convergent industry - wireless healthcare. Recognizing the potential to leverage the region's remarkable resources, the West Wireless Health Institute was launched in 2009 with a $45 million commitment from the Gary and Mary West Foundation. Scripps Health and Qualcomm are collaborating closely as the Institute's healthcare affiliate and technology sponsor.
"San Diego-The Nation's Hub for Wireless Healthcare" event, October 6, 2009, will be lead by The West Wireless Institute's Gary West, Founder and Chairman, as well as their Chief Medical Officer, Eric J. Topol and Chief Wireless Officer, Donald Jones, who will discuss their vision for the West Wireless Institute - to move emerging wireless health technologies quickly into the hands of doctors, healthcare organizations and consumers, while ensuring that life-enhancing and lifesaving devices are safe, secure, and cost-effective. By bringing together the best minds in science, technology, engineering and medicine, the West Wireless Health Institute aims to play a pivotal role in advancing wireless health research and education.
With wireless health gaining momentum in the wireless world and San Diego poised to become the center of the wireless community, this will be a significant event in the wireless industry and will be attended by high level executives in the technology industry.
About the West Wireless Health Institute
Launched in 2009, the West Wireless Health Institute is one of the first medical research organizations in the world supporting the exploration and application of wireless technologies to advance human health and wellbeing. The Institute's health care affiliate, Scripps Health, and its technology sponsor, Qualcomm, are leaders in their respective fields. With their support, the Institute is fostering an unprecedented convergence of science, medicine, engineering and technology to change the way healthcare is delivered. The Institute aims to move emerging wireless health technologies quickly into the hands of doctors, healthcare organizations and end-users - ensuring along the way that life-enhancing and lifesaving devices and products are safe, secure, reliable and cost-effective. www.westwirelesshealth.org
About CommNexus San Diego
CommNexus San Diego, formerly the San Diego Telecom Council, is a non-profit network of communications industry companies, defense industry companies, service providers, professional trade organizations, and local government. By introducing both national and international markets to the emerging technologies in the San Diego region, CommNexus positions San Diego as a world center for innovation in communications technology. CommNexus' core programs and on-line services, which include over 50 networking and technical events per year, funding & business development assistance to more than 100 companies annually, and an award-winning website & on-line portal, have formed a vast communications community in the San Diego region that is constantly growing. CommNexus San Diego works to accelerate the formation, growth, and success of communications technology and service companies in the San Diego region. www.commnexus.org
Contact: Andrea Parker
CommNexus San Diego