mHealth Summit issues call for proposals
The organizers of the 2012 mHealth Summit, scheduled for Dec. 3-5 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Washington D.C., are seeking examples of successful healthcare uses of mobile and wireless technology.
The mHIMSS group, a sub-group of HIMSS devoted to mobile healthcare, has issued a call for presentations for this year’s summit. HIMSS took over management of the summit in a deal announced in February with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, which will continue as an organizing partner with the National Institutes for Health and the mHealth Alliance.
This year’s summit is titled “Connecting the Mobile Health Ecosystem.”
Scheduled topic tracks this year include health and healthcare delivery, technology, business, policy and research. The call for presentations, which has a deadline of noon ET on June 29, seeks proposals in each of those categories.
“mHIMSS, along with partners NIH, FNIH and the mHealth Alliance, have been very active in planning for the mHealth Summit,” said Edna Boone, MA, CPHIMS, senior director for mHIMSS. “Building on last year’s success we are strengthening the content of the 2012 event by expanding domestic and international stakeholder presence and expertise through new strategic affiliates and healthcare system engagement. We encourage submissions (that) highlight emerging best practices and lessons learned from mobile and wireless health pilots, research and implementations.”
“The mHealth Summit provides a platform across many disciplines to address emerging issues and share best practices related to mobility enabled health and healthcare,” added Thomas Martin, the group’s manager.
Last year’s event, the third of its kind, attracted 3,600 attendees (a 33 percent increase over the previous year), representing 50 countries and 46 states, and saw 298 companies on the Exhibit Hall floor – a little more than twice the size of previous year’s floor. Organizers expect continued growth and are planning new events, tracks and other elements around the summit.
The mHealth Summit call for proposals can be accessed at: