It was officially announced Tuesday that a new World Congress forum is coming to Boston in March.
The event aims to pair eHealth and mHealth entrepreneurs with health care providers and payors in order to accelerate the adoption of promising new innovations and build upon a burgeoning federal government effort to invest in health innovation.
According to details made available in this morning’s press release, the World Congress eHealth Innovation Conference – New England will provide educational conference-format sessions with federal and state government health care leaders, plus match-making sessions between eHealth innovators with top New England health care providers and payors, including chief information and innovation officers.
In advance of the conference, an Advisory Council of leading regional health care decision-makers will select 10 finalists from an applicant pool of eHealth innovators who wish to be featured in the match-making session. Eligible applicants can range from start-up entrepreneurs to well-established companies that have created a new eHealth initiative. The innovations must be ready for market use to qualify. The 10 selected eHealth entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to make an 8-minute pitch to the audience, followed by a 7-minute question and answer session. The Advisory Council and audience will vote for the top three entrepreneurs who will receive a recognition award. The Advisory Council will also choose up to five entrepreneurs for “deep dive” afternoon partner meetings. All the finalists will also meet with specially-designated health care providers and/or payor executives.
“For primary care physicians looking to influence IT vendor product development, this is the greatest thing since sliced bread,” said Dr. Allan Goroll, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital and an Advisory Council member. Other Advisory Council members include Deane Morrison, CIO of Concord Hospital and David Briden, CIO of Exeter Hospital.
The application deadline for consideration in the presentations is now January 31, 2012. To learn more details and apply, click here.
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