Business & Funding Opportunities
Investments and M&A activity in mHealth ventures continue to increase. Whether you are a startup thinking about your capital raising needs or a more mature company thinking about your exit, there's a lot to be learned from meeting with the VCs and corporate developments executives who will be at the Summit. Sessions will focus on the growing variety of sources and new models for funding of mHealth innovation.
- VC, Angels, Incubators & Accelerators
- Collaboration & Joint Ventures
- Demonstrating Value & Determining ROI
- New Business Models
- Grants & Other Funding Sources
The proliferation of mobile devices which leverage cutting-edge storage solutions such as cloud computing continues to drive the volume of information. This is generating a need for more effective data management combined with the need to create actionable and predictive analytics. Sessions will focus on new methods and models for capturing the right information for timely action and better decision-making, as well as improving the cost, accessibility and quality of healthcare across the continuum.
- Predictive Analytics
- Dashboards & Gamification
Mobile technologies are shifting the power of healthcare delivery from the hospital to a variety of rapidly changing care delivery settings. Sessions will address the disruptive transformation of how patients and consumers access healthcare, the practical impact of this change, and the challenges.
- Mobile Clinics & Smartphone Physicals
- Hospitals, Federal Qualified Health Systems, ACOs
- On the move (Disaster Care/EMS)
- Armed Services (VA, Battlefield care, Theaters of Operations)
Consumer/Patient & Physician/Provider Engagement
In a hyper-connected social and always-on mHealth environment, wireless technologies are enabling a shift in healthcare communications between physicians, hospitals as well as patients and consumers. Sessions will focus on the pragmatic innovations, case histories, mobile tools and approaches that lead to user-generated healthcare and patient empowerment. They will also explore tangible communications models that help consumers and patients adhere to a prescribed regimen or prevent, manage, and treat their chronic disease, improve wellness and health, to achieve optimal outcomes.
- Connecting with Physicians/Provider
- Health and Wellness
- Compliance/Behavior Change
- The Consumer as a Caregiver
- Communicating with Patients
- Chronic Care Management
- Social Media
Innovative technology is transforming the delivery of mobile healthcare and moving it from pilot to scale. A variety of new technologies are engaging patients and consumers in self-care, improved health habits and are reducing re-admissions. Sessions will focus on the technologies listed below and explore the state of the technology, implications for care, and what’s coming.
- Gaming technology
- Senior Services
- Enabling Technologies
- Wearable/Implantable Devices
The 2013 mHealth Summit will feature the second-annual Global Health track, which will showcase applications of mobile technology in a global setting, with a particular emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. This cross-cutting track will highlight mHealth efforts to improve health outcomes, including proven approaches and lessons learned from the field. Key regions of interest include: Africa, South-east Asia, Latin America and the Middle-East.
- Sustainability Models in Low and Middle Income Countries
- Effective Partnerships for Scale
- mHealth for Women’s Empowerment
- mHealth for Youth Engagement & Empowerment
- Design and User Feedback/Experience in mHealth
- Aging and/or Managing Chronic Disease
This year’s mHealth Summit will feature an International Pavilion that will serve as the central hub for mHealth topics and activities coming from Europe. On top of best practice and educational tracks, the International Pavilion will contain a World Café´ as a meeting and matchmaking place for US and European companies, a program for government delegations, moderated panels and “hot chair” style debates with key representatives from the healthcare environment and an “all inclusive” booth section that is tailored to the needs of small and medium sized European companies.
- Mobility Enabled Ambient Assisted Living Beyond the Intelligent Home
- Occupational Health – Keeping Workforces Healthy
- Closed Loop Medication Management Across the Care Continuum
- Mobility Addressing the Growing Resource Problem in Healthcare
- The Role of Mobility to Enable an Integrated Care Approach
- mHealth & Consumer Engagement, Prevention and Changes in Life-style
- From Pilots to Implementation: Establishing mHealth in Daily Practice
Regulatory & Policy
Sessions will focus on the implementation and ramifications of new regulations and healthcare policy on mobile health including reimbursement; the role of the FDA; the role of the FCC; standards and interoperability; and challenges of broadband and state of licensing for cross-state healthcare delivery. They will discuss whether they are facilitating and/or impeding mHealth innovation and implementation, and will also explore the new business opportunities.
- Mobile App Regulations
- Licensing & Approval Process
- Standards & Interoperability
- Broadband & Spectrum Issues
- Affordable Care Act Implementation
The Journey from Fee For Service to Shared Risk Based on Patient Outcomes. Sessions will explore the relationship to mHealth. They will focus on how payers are aligning incentives and reimbursement models, establishing sustainable financial models and explore how payers are dealing with new legal and regulatory challenges.
- Working with Members/Commercial Health Plan Membership and mHealth
- Working with Providers Collaborative Payer/Provider Models and mHealth
- Self-Insured Businesses
- Preventive Health
- Use of Big Data to Drive Decision Making
Pharma & Life Sciences
New in 2013, the mHealth Summit is offering a dedicated platform for the pharmaceutical and life-science industry. This forum will explore industry's role in shaping a rapidly evolving technology-enabled healthcare delivery model from bench to bedside. Sessions will focus on utilizing mobile technology to not only transform health care delivery but also to improve health outcomes.
- Enabling Closed Loop Medication Management – Safety and Adherence in Hospitals & at Home
- Consumer Engagement
- The Role of Mobile Technology in Transforming Business Models – Diagnostics, Bioinformatics, and Personalized Medicine
- Services & Applications as a Competitive Differentiator
- R&D – How Mobile Technology is Improving Clinical Trial Quality, Efficiency and Costs
- Mobile Technology and Patient-Reported Outcomes
- How Mobile Technology Supports Drug Registration - Better Outcomes, Safety, Pricing, and Profits
With the need for information to be accessed wherever and whenever by medical and operational personnel, sessions will explore the complex and pressing issues, challenges and solutions surrounding mHealth privacy and security. The topics range from BYOD and protecting the enterprise to internal and external asset management.
- Protecting the Platform (Enterprise-Wide Concerns)
- Internal Asset Management
- External Asset Management
The 2013 mHealth Summit seeks abstracts for oral and poster presentations from the academic, public and private research sectors that highlight ground-breaking health research using mobile technologies in clinical medicine and public health outcomes. Submissions can address a wide range of mobile health technologies including assessment and diagnostic tools, preventive health efforts, disease surveillance methods, chronic disease management, mobile telemedicine, and behavior change interventions.
Although feasibility/usability and pilot studies of cutting-edge applications will be considered, priority will be given to presentations that provide a rigorous and well-controlled evaluation (the design of which should be described in the abstract) of the application of mobile technology to improve health. Novel research designs that utilize the rich data source available from the mobile technologies themselves are particularly encouraged.
- Chronic Disease Management
- Preventive Health
- Research and Diagnostic Tools
Integrated Research Symposia
The 2013 mHealth Summit is also seeking abstracts for an Integrated Research Symposia. Proposals should address a pressing issue in mobile/wireless research and include a multidisciplinary perspective (e.g. technology, business, policy). Symposia submissions can cover a range of potential topics including but not limited to:
- Managing Research Risks in Mobile/Wireless Health Research
- Advances in Sensor Technologies and Applications to Research
- Integration of Traditional Health Data (e.g. EHRs) with Mobile/Wireless Data Outputs
- Modeling and Statistical Analysis of Intensive Longitudinal Data
- Integrating Research in Interactive Development
- Integration of Dissemination/Implementation Research and Marketing Perspectives in the Commercialization of mHealth
Please note: Symposia submissions must include a chair, 3 presenters, and a discussant.