According to a recent report from our sister site mHealthWatch, this year’s annual mHealth Summit will be partnering with the Cyber Security Summit and the Population Health Summit to create the Connected Health Conference.
mHealth Summit founders, the Healthcare Information and Managements Systems Society (HIMSS), have no intention of abandoning their commitment to the growing mHealth market—but they see this partnership as beneficial for all three parties.
“We’re creating an umbrella concept of connected health, and mobile certainly fits squarely in that,” said HIMSS CEO H. Stephen Lieber, in a new report from MedCity News.
Last year’s mHealth Summit was held in December and drew in 3,500 people from around the globe. By combining the 3 events, the size of the event is not only likely to grow, but to attract the attention of others who in the past would have liked to attend all 3, but could only find the time or resources for one. On top of that, there are many cost savings benefits for launching the two new conferences as part of a joint conference.
A few question if mHealth should be connected to digital health, but anyone who works within the mHealth industry can see how the two rely on each other’s success.
The 2015 festivities will be held Nov 8-11 in National Harbor, MD.