Open mHealth is headed to the mHealth Summit!

Nov 26, 2012, 10:18 AM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team

By the Open mHealth team

Note: This was cross-posted from the Open mHealth blog.

Open mHealth is proud to announce that we’re going to the 2012 mHealth Summit on December 3-5, in Washington, D.C. We’re going to be showcasing the power of integration using an open architecture across two disease domains—type 1 Diabetes and post-traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD). We’ll be co-hosting a booth with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and 12 different technical partners, which represents a new level of collaboration in mHealth.

We’ve partnered with, and will be featuring, at the Summit: Alex Freeman (a patient with type 1 diabetes), Brian Venerick (a veteran with PTSD), Bodymedia, Runkeeper, Greendot Diabetes, Entra, Qualcomm Life’s 2Net, the Interaction Design Lab at Cornell University, Kaiser Permanente, Intel, Microsoft’s Health Vault, Ginger.ioVeteran Affairs’ National Center for PTSD, and Ohmage.

The future of health care is such that patients and clinicians will need to use more than one application to build data richness that’s necessary to get meaningful insight into a person’s health status. We believe that by showcasing how a number of apps and devices can be integrated to make sense of health data, we can enable health innovators to build applications using an open architecture and demonstrate how such an architecture can facilitate rapid development, participatory design of apps, and more seamless data liquidity, while also protecting patient privacy.

Join Us

Come check out Open mHealth and our partners:

  • At our booth on the mHealth Summit Exhibition Floor (Booths 216 and 901)
  • At a panel discussion with co-founder Deborah Estrin on Monday at 2:45 p.m.
  • An Open mHealth special panel on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
  • During lightning talks at our booth and much, much more

As the mHealth Summit approaches, we look forward to sharing more exciting announcements with you. If you are interested in becoming a funding partner at the Summit, please send an email to We’d also love to see you there. Tickets can be purchased here.

Don’t forget to follow us on @openmhealth and like us on Facebook for the most up-to-date news on Open mHealth.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Pioneering Ideas blog.