mHealth Summit 2012

Keith W. Boone | Government Health IT | December 5, 2012

I'm in DC for IHE meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, and giving a session at the 2012 mHealthSummit Wednesday afternoon on Trends on Mobile Interoperability and Standards.  I scheduled my travel to attend the IHE educational session held on Monday, but decided to take advantage of by mHealthSummit badge to take look at the conference instead.  I can listen to Charles talk about XDW any day of the week, after all, I work with him.

The keynote presentation was kicked off by Steve Lieber of HIMSS.  HIMSS acquired the summit from The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health early this year, so having Steve Lieber give the opening remarks made sense.  Following him were Mark Bertolini of Aetna and then Harry Totonis of SureScripts.  Frankly, both speakers were good, but they also spent so much time patting themselves on the back that I thought they were going to break their arms.  Next year I hope we see Keynote speakers that are more innovative in this space.