The October 15th meeting of Mobile Monday Detroit will focus on mHealth apps, devices & impact on the healthcare industry. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at Compuware Headquarters in Downtown Detroit, and is open to all who have an interest in learning about this rapidly growing segment of the mobile / wireless industry.
Mobile healthcare, also known as mHealth, is one of the fastest growing segments of the mobile technology industry globally; it is also achieving significant growth in Michigan and is an incredible opportunity for Michigan’s economy.
What exactly is mHealth? It is healthcare enabled by the use of mobile phones and other wireless devices, and it is a technology that is transforming healthcare from a physician and hospital-centric system to one that endeavors to connect all the entities involved in the healthcare process (including patients) via mobile in order to achieve the collection of community and clinical health data, delivery of healthcare information to practitioners, researchers, and patients, real-time monitoring of patient vital signs, and direct provision of care.
The wireless industry is reshaping the healthcare landscape in America and around the world. Through Mobile applications and technology, mHealth solutions have the potential to reduce medical costs and errors, remove geographical and economic disparities and reinforce consumer-focused and personalized healthcare for millions of people regardless of location, race, age, gender or disability. With more than 327 million wireless subscriber connections in the U.S., mHealth solutions are vital to making healthcare more efficient, effective and patient-focused.
This MobileMonday event will discuss the Healthcare industry’s use of mobile technology with specific focus on apps & devices. We will provide Michigan-based speakers who can present information about the use of mobile technologies in a healthcare environment and the resulting impact.
Speakers will include:
- Kevin Lasser, CEO, JEMS Technology
- Caston Thomas, CEO, iWorksTech
- Laurence Kirchmeier, Technologist, Office of Enabling Technologies, University of Michigan Medical School
- Dr. Ralph D. Pearlman, MD, Founder/CEO, Pearlswan Communications
Attendance at Mobile Monday Detroit is FREE, but advance registration is required at http://meetup.com/mobile-monday-detroit. Free parking is available (with ticket validation at sign-in) in Compuware’s parking deck directly behind the headquarters building, and refreshments will be served.
Source: Mobile Technology Association of Michigan