Leaders in the Surging Mobile Health Industry Convene at mHealthcon at Rutgers to Discuss the Future of Healthcare

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Five Hundred Million People Worldwide Will Be Using Smart Phone Healthcare Technology By 2015

Imagine using your iPhone to monitor your glucose levels or swallowing a pill that transmits life-saving health information back to your doctor. Mobile health applications such as these will be discussed at the mHealthcon Conference on Thursday, December 1st from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. More than twenty leaders in the field of mobile and wireless healthcare are participating in the first conference in New Jersey focused exclusively on the surging market in healthcare applications that operate on smartphones, iPhones, iPads and portable devices.

The conference hosted by Rutgers University Office of Research and Economic Development, features a series of talks and panel discussions about the direction of the mobile health market, its impact nationally and internationally, and an in-depth look at some of the companies that are changing the face of medicine.

“With the rapidly changing nature of the healthcare industry, Healthcare professionals who want to remain up-to-date, can’t afford to miss this event,” said Steven Greene co-founder of mHealthcon. “The conference offers market-driven insights into this burgeoning ecosystem right in the heart of pharma alley, and is being attended by pharmaceutical executives, hospital management, researchers, investors, startups, health providers and clinicians.”

Speakers at mHealthcon include: Tom Wheeler Chairman, mHealth Alliance Partnership; Jayant Parthasarathy Director, Innovation UnitedHealthcare Group IT; Paulo Machado President Health Innovation Partners; Al Shar VP IT, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Serge Loncar CEO, CareSpeak; Richy Glassberg COO, MedHelp; Dr. Gopal K. Chopra CEO, pingmd; Anand K. Iyer, President and COO, WellDoc; Donna Usiskin Principal, Edison Ventures; Brad Weinberg Principal, Blueprint Health; Tom Olenzak Principal, Robin Hood Ventures; Raj Tumuluri CEO, OpenStream; Sonny Vu Founder, AgaMatrix; Bob Brooks VP, WEGO Health; Steven Krein, CEO, Startup Health; David L. Shrier, Entrpreneur-in-Residence, Ernst & Young.

Tickets to the event are $295, and can be purchased at the door or online at http://www.mhealthcon.com. The next mHealthcon conference is scheduled for June 2012 in NYC.

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