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2011
 mHealth
 Summit
 Opens 
to 
Record
 Attendance


The 
significantly 
expanded
 summit
 this 
year 
remains 
focused
 on 
both 
domestic 
and 
international 
issues 
and
 includes 
a 
well 
rounded 
program
 consisting 
of 
8 
keynotes, 
4 
super
sessions, 
80 
concurrent
 sessions 
in 

the med
 tracks, 
corporate
 spotlights, 
a 
broad
 range
 of 
exhibitors, 
four 
themed 
pavilions, 
and 
special 
sessions 
and
 co‐located
 events 
presented
 by 
sponsors, 
affiliates, 
and 
partners.  

The
 M‐Enabling 
Summit
 has 
also 
co‐located 
with 
the
 mHealth 
Summit, 
a 
focused
 event 
on 
mobile 
applications 
and 
services
 for 
senior 
citizens 
and 
persons 
with
 disabilities.

Mobile 
health 
leaders 
from 
48 
countries 
convene 
at 
3rd 
annual 
summit


National 
Harbor, 
MD 
(December 
5, 
2011)
–
The 
2011 
mHealth 
Summit 
kicked 
off 
today 
with 
an 
impressive
 3211
 attendees 
from 
48 
countries 
and 
46 
states.  

The 
largest 
mobile 
health 
event 
in 
the 
world 
met 
attendees 
with 
eight
 keynote 
addresses, 
14 
concurrent 
tracks 
with 
80
 sessions,
 300 
exhibitors, 
and
 a 
series 
of 
co‐located
 events.

“Our 
goal 
this 
year 
was 
to 
deliver 
an 
event 
that 
met 
the
 needs 
of 
this
 growing
 industry,” 
said 
Richard 
Scarfo,
 Director 
of 
the 
mHealth 
Summit 
and 
Director 
of 
Strategic 
Alliance 
at 
the 
Foundation
 for 
the 
NIH.
  “The 
mHealth
 Summit 
provides 
a 
360 
degree 
view 
of 
the 
state 
of 
mobile 
health 
today 
and 
is 
a 
direct 
result 
of 
partnerships
 and
 alliances 
we 
have 
engaged 
in
 leading 
up 
to 
today.”

The 
significantly 
expanded
 summit
 this 
year 
remains 
focused
 on 
both 
domestic 
and 
international 
issues 
and
 includes 
a 
well 
rounded 
program
 consisting 
of 
8 
keynotes, 
4 
super 
sessions, 
80 
concurrent
 sessions 
in 

the med
 tracks, 
corporate
 spotlights, 
a 
broad
 range
 of 
exhibitors, 
four 
themed 
pavilions, 
and 
special 
sessions 
and
 co‐located
 events 
presented
 by 
sponsors, 
affiliates, 
and 
partners.  

The
 M‐Enabling 
Summit
 has 
also 
co‐located 
with 
the
 mHealth 
Summit, 
a 
focused
 event 
on 
mobile 
applications 
and 
services
 for 
senior 
citizens 
and 
persons 
with
 disabilities.

“In 
addition 
to 
the 
record 
attendance 
this 
year, 
we 
have 
seen 
an 
increase 
in 
panelists 
and 
speakers 
from
 low‐income
 countries, 
where 
a 
great 
deal 
of 
mobile
 health 
programs
 are
 already
 having 
a 
positive 
impact
 on 
health 
outcomes,”
 said 
Patty
 Mechael, 
Executive
 Director 
of 
the 
mHealth 
Alliance.
  “Demonstrating 
lessons
 learned
 and 
innovations
 used
 in
 low‐resource 
areas 
is 
a 
critical 
part 
of 
advancing 
mHealth 
around
 the 
world.”

This 
year’s 
keynote 
speakers 
are 
a 
frontline 
representation 
of 
the 
critical
 components
 represented 
at 
the 
mHealth
 Summit
 and 
include:

• Kathleen
 Sebelius,
 Secretary
 U.S. 
Department
 of 
Health 
and
 Human 
Services
• Eric
 J. 
Topol,
 M.D.,
 Vice 
Chairman,
 West
 Wireless 
Health
 Institute
• John
 Stratton, 
EVP 
& 
COO, 
Verizon
 Wireless
• Dr. 
Regina 
M. 
Benjamin, 
Surgeon
 General 
of 
the 
United 
States, 
U.S. 
Department 
of 
Health 
& 
Human 
Services
• Julius 
Genachowski, 
Chairman, 
Federal 
Communications 
Commission
• Dr. 
Hamadoun
 Touré,
 Secretary‐General, 
International 
Telecommunication
 Union
• Paul 
E. 
Jacobs,
 Ph.D.,
 Chairman
 of 
the 
Board
 and
 CEO, 
Qualcomm
• Sangita
 Reddy,
 Executive
 Director,
 Operations, 
Apollo
 Hospitals 
Group

This 
year, 
a
 new 
aspect 
of 
the 
Summit 
is 
its 
Digital 
Media
 Pavilion, 
sponsored 
by 
the 
Foundation 
for 
the 
NIH 
and 
the
 United 
Nations 
Foundation.  
Located
 on 
the 
exhibit 
hall 
floor, 
the 
Digital 
Media
 Pavilion
 will 
feature
 high‐level
 interviews 
with 
speakers, exhibitors, 
sponsors
 and
 mobile 
health
 leaders
 from
 around
 the 
world.
  
In 
an 
effort 
to
 extend
 the 
message 
of 
the 
summit
 beyond 
the 
facility, 
interviews 
will 
be
 live streamed
 from
 2:00 
to 
5:00 pm 
EST
 on
 December
 5 
and 
6 
and 
will 
serve 
as 
the 
hub 
of 
the 
online 
conversation 
about 
the 
Summit
–
sharing
 the 
Summit’s
 news 
and 
events
 beyond
 the 
conference 
doors.

From
 mobile 
medical
 apps
 to 
regulatory 
policy, 
text
 messages
 to 
remote
 diagnoses,
 the
 2011
 mHealth 
Summit
 will
 connect 
providers, 
innovators,
 and
 technology 
experts
 with 
one 
goal: 
to 
expand
 the 
reach 
of 
innovative
 mobile technology 
to 
provide 
positive 
health
 solutions.

Presented
 by 
the 
FNIH
 in 
partnership 
with 
the 
mHealth 
Alliance,
 the Healthcare 
Information 
and 
Management
 Systems
 Society 
(HIMSS) 
and
 the
 National 
Institutes 
of 
Health
 (NIH),
 the 
3rd annual 
mHealth
 Summit
 runs
 from
 December
 5‐7, 
2011 
at 
the 
Gaylord
 National 
Resort
 and 
Convention 
Center
 just
 outside 
of 
Washington, 
DC.

For 
more 
information:

Visit 
www.mhealthsummit.org
 for 
conference
 details.

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us 
on
 Twitter 
#mHS11:
• @mHealthSummit: 
www.twitter.com/mhealthsummit
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About 
the 
mHealth
 Summit


The 
2011 
mHealth 
Summit
 presented 
by 
the 
Foundation
 for 
the 
National
 Institutes 
of 
Health 
(FNIH), 
in 
partnership
 with 
the 
mHealth 
Alliance,
 the 
Healthcare
 Information 
and 
Management 
Systems 
Society
 (HIMSS)
 and
 the 
National
 Institutes 
of 
Health 
(NIH)
 is 
the 
leading
 conference 
advancing 
cross‐sector 
collaboration
 in 
the 
use 
of 
wireless
 technology 
to 
improve
 health 
outcomes.  
The 
2011 
mHealth
 Summit,
 to 
be
 held 
December
 5‐7 
at 
the 
Gaylord
 National 
Resort 
and 
Convention 
Center, 
will 
connect
 leaders
 in 
government,
 private
 sector/industry, 
academia, 
and
 not‐for‐profit 
organizations 
to 
advance
 discussion
 and 
decision making 
related 
to 
the 
intersection 
of 
mobile
 technology, 
health
 research,
 and 
policy 
in 
the 
United
 States 
and 
abroad.  
For 
more 
information,
 visit
 www.mhealthsummit.org.

About 
the 
Foundation
 for 
the 
NIH



Established
 by
 the 
United 
States 
Congress 
to 
support 
the
 mission 
of 
the 
NIH
—
improving 
health 
through
 scientific
 discovery 
in 
the 
search 
for 
cures—
the 
Foundation
 for
 the 
NIH 
is 
a 
leader 
in 
identifying 
and 
addressing 
complex
 scientific 
and 
health 
issues.  
The 
Foundation
 is 
a
 non‐profit, 
501(c)
 (3) 
charitable 
organization
 that 
raises
 private-sector 
funds 
for 
a 
broad 
portfolio 
of 
unique 
programs
 that 
complement 
and 
enhance
 the 
NIH 
priorities 
and
 activities. 
For 
additional 
information 
about 
the 
Foundation 
for 
the 
NIH, 
please 
visit 
www.fnih.org.

About 
the 
mHealth
 Alliance:
 www.mhealthalliance.org
About
 mHIMSS: 
www.himss.org

December 5, 2011 I Written By