Call for Presentations

Submission Deadline: June 29, 2012 – Midnight EST

www.mhealthsummit.org

The 2012 mHealth Summit is the premier international forum connecting the mobile health ecosystem for mHealth research, education, thought leadership, exhibits and action-provoking panel discussions. Share your experience and expertise by submitting your proposal in the appropriate category below. 2012 Topic Tracks include: Health and Healthcare Delivery, Global Health, Technology, Business, Policy and Research.

The summit will feature its first ever Global Health track, which will showcase applications of mHealth topics in the global health field. This cross-cutting track will highlight mHealth efforts to improve health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries including progress and challenges projects have encountered.



HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

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The 2012 mHealth Summit Health and Healthcare Delivery track will showcase the use of mHealth technologies to improve health and healthcare delivery at all income levels globally. From reducing costs, increasing access, quality, patient care coordination and engagement to the management of specific disease states, population health and self-health management this section will highlight emerging best practices.

Topics Include:

  • Consumer & Patient Safety
  • mHealth care models & solutions for specific disease states:
    • Aging in Place
    • Behavioral Health
    • Cardiac & Pulmonary
    • Communicable & Infectious Diseases
    • Diabetes/Obesity
    • Maternal , Newborn & Child Health
  • 'Real world' emerging best practices, lessons learned and evaluations from mHealth implementations: Improving access, safety, quality, chronic care, infectious diseases, health-related Millennium development goals, support for the healthcare workforce, connecting consumers, coordination and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare
    • Federal – DOD, VA, Military Health System
    • Hospitals & Health systems
    • Home, Long-term, Rehabilitation, CCRC and Psychiatric facilities
    • Self-care and care-givers at Home
  • Wellness and Lifestyle uses of mHealth technology and the convergence with healthcare


TECHNOLOGY

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The 2012 mHealth Summit Technology track will examine how current mHealth technologies and platforms are being developed, implemented and integrated into health and varied healthcare environments. This track will also provide an exploration of future innovations and technical advancements in sensors, infrastructure, and application development. The role of standards and need of mHealth specific guidelines will be addressed, including the impact on usability across multiple platforms.

Topics Include:

  • Biometric and remote monitoring development and deployment
  • Developing mHealth applications in an era of platforms, toolkits, and app stores
  • HIT X.0 Tech Horizon – What’s Next in Innovation, sensor advancements, power management, Genomics, etc.
  • Implementation aspects of mHealth including launching & adopting cloud-based applications for clinical integration
  • Infrastructure, architecture and organizational integration of mHealth in various care settings
  • mHealth standards and guidelines development - Implications for usability and interoperability


BUSINESS

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The 2012 mHealth Summit Business track will highlight how mHealth is impacting business and finance models. These models are often multi-faceted, requiring organizations from different industries to collaborate and align themselves with current policy and regulatory guidelines. The track will include reviews of pilots, models and practical lessons learned necessary to scale mHealth globally.

Topics Include:

  • Determining the Payment/Reimbursement Model for mHealth
  • Driving the Value Proposition - Health Care Cost Reduction Innovation
  • Healthcare, Life Sciences & BioMed Convergence
  • mFinance – eWallet, Microfinance in Healthcare
  • mHealth Integration in Health Care Settings
  • Payer Perspective – consumer engagement & emerging trends
  • Sustainable financing models – Public & private collaborations to support sustainability


POLICY

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The 2012 mHealth Summit Policy track will provide insights on the legal, health & regulatory policy of mHealth necessary to accelerate this promising engine of health care innovation. Concerns range from privacy & security, regulation of non-medical devices such as smartphones that use medical applications to national regulatory agencies broad jurisdiction over all health information technology, including software.

Topics Include:

  • Applications of mHealth for Handling Communicable Diseases
  • Legal Implications of Mobile & Wireless Health
  • mHealth Policy Gaps and Recommendations in Developing Countries
  • Policy & Regulatory Implications of Mobile & Wireless Health
  • Privacy & Security
  • Role of Health Standards in mHealth


RESEARCH

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The 2012 mHealth Summit seeks abstracts for presentations from the academic, public and private research sectors that highlight ground-breaking health research using mobile technologies in clinical medicine and public health outcomes. Submissions can address a wide range of mobile health technologies including assessment and diagnostic tools, preventive health efforts, disease surveillance methods, chronic disease management, mobile telemedicine, and behavior change interventions. Although feasibility/usability and pilot studies of cutting-edge applications will be considered, priority will be given to presentations that provide a rigorous and well-controlled evaluation (the design of which should be described in the abstract) of the application of mobile technology to improve health. Novel research designs that utilize the rich data source available from the mobile technologies themselves are particularly encouraged. All submissions will be reviewed by the planning committee and may be accepted for either an oral or poster presentation. Presentations will be grouped thematically in tracks as moderated sessions and are expected to be approximately 12 minutes in length.

Topics Include:

  • Disease Management
  • Preventive Medicine/Health Promotion
  • Research and Diagnostic Tools


CONTACT INFORMATION

Peggy M. Diab
Director, Vendor Events - HIMSS
pdiab@himss.org