The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show organised by the Consumer Electronics Association is set to follow the CTIA with a focus on mHealth innovations with the inclusion of the Silvers and Digital Health Summit’s within it’s annual CES Conference/Exhibition. Despite a lot of talk about the subject the GSMA hasn’t expanded the extent of its mHealth coverage from last years Mobile World Congress mHealth session (read my blog post covering it here), and has so far only announced one speaker for the 2 hour session scheduled for February 18th 2010 in Barcelona:
The following interesting discussion themes show the wealth of interest in the US IT market for adoption of Mobile Healthcare Solutions is going to prove a hard act for the GSMA to follow:
“Worldwide, over 860 million people have a chronic condition. Over 44 million Americans provide care for an adult family member or friend age 18 and older. The markets for home-based, consumer-driven, always-on, connected telehealth solutions are poised to radically change how we manage health, monitor caregiving and improve quality of life.
…Boomers are re-booting the rules for how we “age.” Whether on the treadmill texting grandkids, or caregiving parents, this generation is maximizing the digital life. Hear from the companies, and thought leaders on applying technology for active adults and their older parents Experts weigh in on lifestyle, products and caregiving technologies…
…The rock concerts, motorcycles and headphones we loved in our youth taken a toll on our hearing. We need bifocals to read the Tweets on our mobile phones. Stress is stressing us out. See why the market for “after-50″ tech products is not to be ignored.
…Consumers are demanding connected care on-the-go, and mobile health technologies are transforming the way healthcare is delivered at home. Mobile phones are an important platform for health and fitness applications. Wireless devices, discrete wearable’s and sensors connect consumers and providers and send timely data. See which applications are emerging.
…Demand for electronic personal health records and online health services will take off when consumers trust that their personal information will remain secure. Who are the technology innovators, and how are they lowering barriers so that Internet health information products can flourish?”
The speaker line up is also very interesting – practically a “Who’s Who” of mHealth players in the USA:
Michele Ahlman, President, ClearSounds Communications, Jérôme Arnaud, CEO, DoroGroup, Susan Ayers Walker, Managing Director, SmartSilvers Alliance, Dr. Deepak Ayyagari, Director, Technology Programs, Sharp Laboratories of America, Zachary Bujnoch, Industry Analyst, Frost and Sullivan, David Cerino ,General Manager, Consumer Health Solutions Group, Microsoft, Bruce Cryer, CEO, HeartMath, Brian DeMay, Vice President, Information Technology, Walgreens, George Dennis, President, TVEars, Kent Dicks, CEO, MedApps, Brian Dolan, Editor, Mobihealthnews.com, Sandra Elliott, Director, Consumer Technology and Services, Meridian Health, George Elwell, President, Silent Call Communications, Colin Evans, President and CEO, Dossia Consortium, Michael Foley, Executive Director, Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), Mary Furlong, President, MFA, Jill Gilbert, VP eCommerce & Industry Relations, Caring.com, Mark Gordon, President, firstSTREET, Bruce Henderson, Senior Executive – PricewaterhouseCoopers, Continua Healthcare Alliance, Jeff Hill, CEO, MYGAIT, Charles Hillman, CEO, GrandCare Systems, David Inns, CEO, GreatCall/Jitterbug, Don Jones, Vice President, Qualcomm, Gary Kaye, Journalist, Fox Business Network, Dr. Hyung Kim, VP Research, Ascension Health, Jonathan Linkous, Executive Director, American Telemedicine Association, Clint McClellan, Senior Director Market Development, Qualcomm, Doug McClure, Corporate Manager, Center for Connected Health, Horst Merkle, Director Information Management, Roche Diabetes Care, Dan Michel, CEO, Dakim, John Moore, Founder, Managing Director, Chilmark Research, Bud Myers, Senior Director Merchandizing, firstSTREET, Vijay Nadkarni, Founder and CEO, WellCore, Jim Osborn, Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Chuck Parker, Executive Director, Continua Healthcare Alliance, Stephen Reily, CEO, Vibrant Nation, Jerry Shereshewsky, CEO, Grandparents.com, Jake Sigal, Principal, Myine Electronics, Anna-Lisa Silvestre, VP On-line Services, Kaiser Permanente, Richard Tate, Director of Communications and Marketing, Hopelabs, Harry Wang, Director, Health & Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates.