Ahead of last weekend, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) confirmed that the 2012 mHealth Summit will take place Dec. 3-5, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington D.C.
If you’re unfamiliar, the summit is an international conference, exhibition and networking event focused solely on the intersection of health and mobile information technology.
The theme for the fourth annual summit is “Connecting the Mobile Health Ecosystem.”
According to the announcement, Verizon Wireless is on board for the third year as the partnering sponsor of the summit.
HIMSS recently acquired the mHealth Summit from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH). FNIH remains actively involved in the event as an organizing partner along with the mHealth Alliance. The acquisition of the mHealth Summit augments HIMSS current activities in the mobile healthcare space. These include an association, a community and the website (mHIMSS.org), dedicated to creating and distributing essential information and education products that are driving the mobile and wireless healthcare industries as well as hosting a large and growing community of mobile healthcare executives.
“In an increasingly mobile environment, the mHealth Summit helps HIMSS fulfill our vision to lead healthcare transformation not only through the best use of health information and management technology in a fixed environment — but now, as mobile health devices, sensors and apps are increasingly deployed and linked throughout the healthcare delivery system,” says H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS President and CEO.
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