2013 Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference Addresses Gaps in Access to Quality Affordable Public Healthcare

April 17, 2013

San Francisco Conference Features Live Keynote Address by California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2013

Health Technology Forum (HTF; Twitter: @HealthTechForum, #htforum) announced today that California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will provide the keynote address at its 2013 annual meeting, Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference: Platforms for the Underserved. Lt. Gov. Newsom will address how technology can favorably impact public health, our communities and the healthcare system at 2:30 p.m. PDT on April 19, 2013. Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, will provide a written public statement for the conference.

The second annual Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference takes place on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the University of California San Francisco Mission Bay Conference Center. The conference brings together technology and healthcare luminaries from public and private sectors to address gaps in healthcare that exist locally and propose technology solutions that can be applied globally to address world public health problems.

“Significant healthy debate during the conference panel discussions is intended to surface technology solutions that could be used to help solve pervasive public health problems,” said Pronoy Saha, conference organizer.

The conference will feature new technology demonstrations, case studies and panel topics including:

  •     The Role of Technology in the Affordable Care Act
  •     Digital Media Law in Healthcare
  •     Using Technology to Support Individuals with Complex Needs
  •     Design Thinking for the Underserved
  •     How Robots Can Be Used in Healthcare
  •     IT Challenges at Hospitals to Improve Care
  •     Big Data: Tools for Providers and Patients
  •     Patient Engagement for Care Enhancements
  •     Tele-Medicine and mHealth
  •     Health Information Security
  •     Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

A second keynote address, “How to bring high-tech healthcare to a low-tech world”, will be moderated at 11:15 a.m. PDT by National Public Radio (NPR) Tech Nation´s Moira Gunn and David Duncan.

On April 13, 2013, Saha hosted a Code-a-thon at Runway SF, a technology incubator, where developers will create new applications to improve access to health for the underserved. The winner of the Code-a-thon will be announced at the Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference. Link: http://www.meetup.com/HealthTechnologyForum/events/110402022/.

The lead sponsor of the Code-a-thon and conference is the California HealthCare Foundation (http://www.chcf.org), a non-profit philanthropy that works as a catalyst to fulfill the promise of better health care for all Californians. Through its “Free the Data” initiative, CHCF supports the development of a robust healthcare data infrastructure in California. To learn more visit http://www.chcf.org/freethedata.

For more information about the 2013 Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference, Platforms for the Underserved visit http://www.healthtechnologyforum.com/conference/health-technology-conference-2013/.

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