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Representatives of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the mHealth Task Force will hold a panel discussion next week to mark the release of a the task force's report on accelerating the adoption of wireless technologies in healthcare.
The discussion will be held at 2 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 24, at the ITIF headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will kick off the session and discuss "The mHealth Task Force: Findings and Recommendations," a study outlining steps to increase the adoption of mHealth to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.
Genachowski will be joined by ITIF President Robert Atkinson; Julian Goldman, medical director of biomedical engineering for Partners Healthcare, an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and director of the CIMIT Program on Interoperability; Robert Jarrin, senior director of government affairs for Qualcomm; and Douglas Trauner, CEO of Health Analytic Services (TheCarrot.com).
The mHealth Task Force was formed in the wake of an FCC-sponsored summit held earlier this year to discuss mobile healthcare technologies. It consists of representatives from Partners Healthcare, Qualcomm, Health Analytic Services, AT&T, the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, CHRISTUS Health, Medtronic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Alfred Mann Foundation, WellDoc, Telcare, the George Washington University School of Medicine, West Health, Verizon, iMedicalApps and mHIMSS.
The event will be live-streamed at http://www.itif.org/events/recommendations-mhealth-task-force
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