Friday, September 21, 2012

mHEALTH Task Force to Unveil Report and Recommendations

Washington, D.C. – On September 24, 2012, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will host a panel discussion to mark the release of the “mHealth Task Force: Findings and Recommendations” outlining steps to accelerate the adoption of innovative wireless technologies for improved health outcomes and reduced costs across the health care system.

Earlier this year, the FCC convened a summit with industry leaders to discuss opportunities to accelerate the adoption and use of mobile health care technologies. Since then, participants have formed the “mHealth Task Force” to develop recommendations for industry and government action to harness the potential of mobile devices to improve health outcomes and lower costs of care.

The mHealth Task Force includes representatives from Partners HealthCare Systems, Qualcomm Incorporated, Health Analytic Services, Inc. (The, AT&T, Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), CHRISTUS Health, Medtronic, Inc., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Alfred Mann Foundation, WellDoc Inc., Telcare, George Washington University School of Medicine, West Health, Verizon Communications, mHIMSS, and iMedicalApps.

WHAT: Remarks by FCC Chairman Genachowski and panel discussion about the mHealth Task Force, their findings, and recommendations.

WHO: Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
Julian Goldman, Medical Director of Biomedical Engineering, Partners Healthcare System; Attending Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director, CIMIT Program on Interoperability (MD PnP)
Robert Jarrin, Senior Director of Government Affairs, Qualcomm
Douglas Trauner, Chief Executive Officer, Health Analytic Services, Inc. (

WHEN: 2:00PM Eastern
Monday, September 24, 2012
WHERE: Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW - Suite 610A
Washington, D.C. 20005

RSVP: Event is open to the public. Please RSVP here:

ONLINE: The event will be live streamed at

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