mHealth Summit Chief Talks About This Year's Highlights

Diana Manos | mHealthNews | December 1, 2014

Provider engagement and integration of mobile health technologies will continue to increase in 2015, according to Rich Scarfo, director of the annual mHealth Summit and vice president of the Personal Connected Health Alliance.  Scarfo cites advances in technology to support clinical workflow, improved interoperability between patient-generated data and EMRs and the adoption of mobile and connected health tools by pharma as part of the reason for this trend.

“I believe we will also see mHealth devices become even more ubiquitous, driven by non-health-related consumer companies - whom we can learn a great deal from in terms of making health and wellness a part of our day-to-day lives," he said.

As he's done every year since it began, Scarfo oversees the mHealth Summit, to be held Dec. 7-11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center just outside Washington D.C. Billed as the largest mobile health event in the world, it's in its sixth year, and the first under the auspices of the Personal Connected Health Alliance, an international non-profit organization established this past year with HIMSS and the Continua Health Alliance to represent the consumer voice in personal connected health...