mHealth: How Mobile Can Make Us Healthier

Apps in iPhone App Store Health and Fitness CategoryMobile technology will transform many aspects of society, but it isn’t a stretch to say that health and healthcare are where mobile may have the largest impact.

Already we’ve seen the impact of mobile technology in developing countries where it has been used to combat HIV/AIDs and to help pregnant women keep informed and provide personalized reminders based on their medical history.

In the United States, the mHealth movement is just beginning to take off and is already being projected to be a massive industry and changes everyone's lives.

Mobile technology may play a key role in tackling the toughest problems in our current healthcare system—regular preventative care and changing patient behavior.

And that’s why we’re so excited to have a esteemed panel of experts to talk about mHealth at Mobile Portland this month. We hope you can join us!

iHealth Heart Monitor iPhone App

About the Speakers

Richard Lazar, CEO, Founder, DeltaPoint, Inc. — Moderator

Richard LazarRichard Lazar has spent the past 13 years running start-up companies, including roles as the CEO and Founder of Angel Oregon-winner DeltaPoint, Founder and President of AED Risk Insights and Co-Founder, President and CEO of Atrus, all investor-backed companies focused on the medical fields. He also served as Co-Founder, President and CEO of Fios, focused on the legal discovery market, and ran his own law practice for 13 years. Over the course of his career Richard has demonstrated versatility in successful roles including executive leader, angel/venture fundraiser, angel investor, market strategist, legal and public policy advisor, and White House, congressional, federal agency and state legislative public policy advocate. Richard has a BS in Public Affairs from the University of Oregon and a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School.

Jeff Brandt, Founder, Communication Software

Jeff BrandtJeff Brandt is founder and chief software architect at Communication Software in Portland Oregon. An early pioneer of mobile Personal Health Records, Communication Software's mHealthBridge Cloud service has partnered with Microsoft HealthVault so it can securely share patient's health records with iOS and Android phones. He is also co-authoring a book on mHealth for the Health Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) publications. Jeff has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma, a certificate in Medical Informatics from OHSU/AMIA and currently working on his Masters in Bio-Medical Informatics at the OHSU.

Sheetal Dube, Founder, AudioName

Sheetal DubeSheetal Dube is a user experience consultant with more than fourteen years of experience. For the last five years, Sheetal has worked extensively with patients and clinicians to design products and services for Fortune 500 medical device and healthcare solution companies. She is especially sought for her ability to understand the behaviors and needs of people with chronic health conditions. Her recent work in the mobile space was showcased by one of her clients as an example of innovation within their company. Sheetal holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and has given presentations and webinars on user experience and mobile health.

Michael Coffin, President, Informed Publishing

Michael CoffinMichael Coffin is president of Portland-based Informed® Publishing, a market-leading print and digital publisher for public safety and health professionals. Originally known for producing award-winning medical field guides, Informed's smart phone and tablet applications are now category leaders in iTunes, Android and Nook markets. Prior to joining Informed, Michael was CEO of streaming media pioneer Aerocast (acquired by Motorola in 2002) and formerly a senior officer of energy giant PG&E Corporation.

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Date: 
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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