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The Wireless Future of Health IT

This luncheon event is co-sponsored by the Wireless Future and Health Policy Programs of the New America Foundation and CTIA-The Wireless Association.

At the recent White House Forum on Health Care, President Obama and Congressional leaders promised a focus on controlling spiraling health care costs. There is perhaps no more effective means to simultaneously contain costs and improve health outcomes than a rapid diffusion of Information Technology. While electronic medical records gain wide support, less well known is the enormous potential impact of coupling health IT with pervasive broadband connectivity -- from hospital to home to 'mobile body networks.'

Intel Chairman Craig Barrett will keynote our discussion of this emerging field. Mr. Barrett is a global evangelist for the benefits of connecting high-quality care to patients anywhere with ubiquitous broadband connectivity.

Other speakers will describe a wide range of cutting edge applications in telehealth, including: remote monitoring, remote care and self-management of costly chronic conditions; extending specialist care to rural and remote areas, across the U.S. and the developing world; 'aging in place,' reducing institutionalization and hospital admissions; making emergency response care more effective; and the billions in overall cost savings from diffusion of mobile health IT.

Box lunches will be provided, consistent with current ethics rules regarding widely-attended events.


106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Constitution Ave., Second St., First St., and C St. N.E.
Washington, DC
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8:30 am
Coffee and Registration

9:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
Michael Calabrese

Director, Wireless Future Program, New America Foundation

Steve Largent
President and CEO, CTIA - The Wireless Association

9:10 am
Craig Barrett

Chairman, Intel Corporation
Chairman, UN Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development

9:45 am Remarks
Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein

Federal Communications Commission

10:00 am
Panel 1: Mobile Care for Chronic Conditions and Improving Emergency Respose

Mike Barrett
Managing Partner, Critical Mass Consulting
Author, Healthcare Bound

Douglas J. McClure
Manager, Technology and Operations, Center for Connected Health

Gregory J. Seiler
Vice President and General Manager, BeWell Mobile Technology, Inc.

David Aylward
Founder and Director, COMCARE Emergency Response Alliance

11:15 am
The Honorable Nancy L. Johnson

Senior Public Policy Advisor, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.

11:30 am
Thomas Kalil

Deputy Director of Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology, and National Economic Council

11:50 am
Break for Lunch

12:00 pm
Paul Meyer

Mobile Health Innovation Around the World
Chairman and President, Voxiva, Inc

12:20 pm
Panel 2: Telehealth and Healthcare Access: Shrinking Distance in Underserved Areas

Max Stachura

Director, Center for Telehealth, Medical College of Georgia

Thelma McClosky Armstrong
Director, Telemedicine and Outreach, Billings Clinic

1:10 pm
Closing Remarks

Julie Barnes
Deputy Director, Health Policy Program, New America Foundation

Carolyn W. Brandon
Vice President, Policy, CTIA - The Wireless Assocation

Event Time and Location

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 10:00am - 2:30pm