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HIMSS18 Shines a Spotlight on mHealth, Telehealth Programs, Challenges

The annual HIMSS conference, taking place next month in Las Vegas, features a wide range of educational sessions and events focused on mHealth and telehealth.

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By Eric Wicklund

- mHealth and telehealth will be on full display during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference next month in Las Vegas.

HIMSS18, scheduled to take place March 4-9, is expected to draw thousands of healthcare executives and vendors to Sin City.

Among the featured events is a one-day Digital & Personal Connected Health Conference, taking place on Monday, March 5. Organized with the assistance of the Personal Connected Health Alliance and MobiHealthNews, the event pledges to “bring you the most cutting-edge, innovative, and real-world insights you need to expand your organization's digital health footprint.”

Scheduled topics include opening and closing comments from Joseph Kvedar, Vice President of Connected Health at Partners Healthcare, and an opening keynote from David Asch, Executive Director of Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Care Innovation.

In addition, Jody Hoffman, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Wexler Walker, will give an update of digital health policy at the federal level, and Juhan Sonin, a lecturer in design and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give the afternoon keynote.

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Other highlights include a leadership panel on “The Digital Doctor and the Future of Healthcare,” and sessions focused on digital health programs at the Carolinas HealthCare System, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Kaiser Permanente.

Connected health and telehealth will also be featured in several educational sessions and presentations throughout the week.  They include:

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