AAMI, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, is a diverse alliance of more than 6,000 medical technology professionals united by one critical mission: increasing the understanding and beneficial use of medical technology. AAMI members improve medical device safety through the development and use of AAMI standards, professional certification, education, summits and other technical resources. AAMI offers a number of standards and other resources for IT professionals, and an AAMI committee is focused on information technology networks incorporating medical devices.
ABA SciTech is widely recognized as the global authority on science and technology law. The section seeks to bring together the leading health care executives and practitioners, lawyers and judges, and technology and security experts to work collaboratively on projects designed to address cutting-edge issues in mobile technology, medicine and law. www.americanbar.org/scitech
Amplify is a woman-owned, full service public affairs firm that takes pride in our creativity and responsiveness. Boilerplate writing and cookie-cutter strategies have no place at Amplify. We make your cause our own and make it our responsibility to absorb every detail and nuance of what you want to achieve. Then, we take your message and we do what comes naturally. We amplify it. This approach has enabled us to influence public opinion, gain nationwide media coverage, achieve legislative victories, and ultimately, amplify our clients’ success beyond what they thought possible. The strategic assets for which Amplify is widely respected include: creative communications strategies, thought leadership, public education/issue campaigns, digital services and strategic alliances. When it comes to connecting with your critical audiences, our reach stretches from the conventional to the cutting edge. Please visit our blog, Disruptive Women in Health Care (www.disruptivewomen.net).
The Application Developers Alliance is an industry association dedicated to meeting the unique needs of developers as creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Alliance membership includes more than 20,000 individual developers and more than 100 companies. We aim to be the rising tide of the industry, to deliver essential resources, serve as a collective voice on policy issues, and act as the connective tissue in the app ecosystem. www.appalliance.org
Arent Fox LLP, founded in 1942, is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and government intersect. With more than 350 lawyers, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to clients that range from startups to Fortune 500 corporations and trade associations. The firm’s many strengths include food and drug, healthcare, intellectual property, and telecommunications law. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
Ashoka is the world’s oldest and largest network of leading social entrepreneurs. It identifies and invests in entrepreneurs advancing transformational ideas. Of almost 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries, over 600 are in health and wellness. Current health initiatives are holistic person and community-centered, including a major focus on integrated systems. These include full nourishment, “door step” health, sanitation, and other key contributors to wellness and human capacity. These aim to improve the health of disadvantaged populations, in large part by shifting the focus from sick care to human wellness/vitality, and by creating new sustainable multi-party collaborations, enabled by modern mobile ICT and advanced remote diagnostics. www.ashoka.org; www.healthforallgroup.com; www.nutrientsforall.org.
B2 Group is one of the fastest growing emerging technology, strategic consulting, and digital marketing providers. We specialize in helping our clients in outlining and executing full service programs and initiatives around mobile and web technologies in a number of different business areas and vertical market places. With the team resources to offer analysis, platforms, business & channel development, program development, sales and marketing, partnership development, and technology development, integration, and aggregation; along with emerging market place strategy planning. B2 Group is able to offer our clients the best strategies, partnerships, paths to market, and sustainable marketing and sales programs to address their current market and client needs and prepare them to be agile enough to meet future ones.
B2 Group guides our clients on capitalizing on today’s opportunities; while using strategy and life cycle management to see around the corner and meet the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow. http://www.b2corp.com/
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com
Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health creates and validates technology-enabled solutions that empower patients and providers to transform healthcare. From ideation to research to program design and implementation, our multi-disciplinary team develops innovations that facilitate collaborative care, self-management, and improved quality. For over 20 years, we have harnessed technology to integrate health into everyday life. Visit www.connectedhealth.org
Continua Health Alliance, an international not-for-profit industry group, is the leading organization convening global technology industry standards to develop end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity for personal connected health. Continua is dedicated to the development of Design Guidelines and test tools to expedite the deployment of personal connected health devices and systems that will dramatically improve health management, clinical outcomes and quality of life. Personal connected health will empower information-driven health self-management and facilitate the incorporation of health and wellness into the day-to-day lives of consumers. Continua is a pioneer in establishing standards-based guidelines and security for connected health technologies such as tablets, smartphones, gateways and remote monitoring devices through its Guideline releases. The Alliance’s activities include a certification and brand support program, events and collaborations to support technology and clinical innovation, and outreach to employers, payers, governments and care providers. With over 200 member companies reaching across the globe, Continua is comprised of technology, medical device and health care industry leaders and service providers dedicated to making personal connected health a reality. For more information visit: www.continuaalliance.org.
Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a nonprofit organization which exists to improve the quality and effectiveness of care for individuals and families facing behavioral health disorders. Research shows an alarming 13–17 year delay between significant treatment breakthroughs and the standard use of those treatments in clinical settings. This means that a young person diagnosed with depression may have to suffer for 15 years before receiving a life-saving treatment already known today. CRI aims to bridge this gap between science and service, so the 33 million Americans seeking help for behavioral health and addiction disorders receive the best care possible. Partnering with clinicians and other research professionals in academia and industry, CRI provides research, analytics and evaluation services. CRI’s efforts – including the development of Enlighten Analytics™, an advanced business intelligence tool – are funded through contracts, grants, foundations and individual donors who share our commitment to bridging the gap between science and service. Together with partners, donors, clients and their families, CRI is advancing behavioral healthcare and recovery. www.centerstone.org/research
Increasing healthcare costs and concerns about quality are overwhelming patients, providers and policymakers. The political and economic environment has created significant challenges for all the players in healthcare. The aging technology systems and payment methods established years ago no longer work in the 21st century. eHealth Initiative (eHI) believes these challenges provide us with an opportunity to take our healthcare system to the next level through innovation and technology. For over a decade, eHI members have worked to drive improvement in the quality of healthcare by promoting the use of technology and information. http://www.ehidc.org/
Founded in 2004, the Games for Health Project supports the development of the health games community, champions efforts to mainstream health games, and brings together researchers, health professionals, and game developers to share best practices, and information about the impact games and game technologies can have on health, health care, and policy. The Pioneer Portfolio of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is a major supporter of both the Games for Health Project and its annual Games for Health Conference.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators with 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem , including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo.
The conference. The media network. The innovation community. The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge innovation transforming the health care system. Since its beginning in 2007, Health 2.0 has served as a community resource for search and online tools to help consumers manage their health and connect to providers. Now that the industry has caught up, Health 2.0 covers the entire cloud, web, mobile and unplatforms technology revolution that is shaking up every sector of health care.
The Institute for e-Health Policy was launched to provide research and educational opportunities for public- and private-sector stakeholders—two key constituents that make and are most directly impacted by e-health policy decisions. The Institute is part of the HIMSS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization with charitable, scientific and educational goals. One major component of the Institute’s programs is the Capitol Hill Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics. Since 1993, the Steering Committee has convened more than 170 widely attended educational sessions and healthcare information technology demonstrations for members of Congress, congressional staff, key federal agency officials, industry professionals and the general public.
M2M Now is a leading global media brand covering machine-to-machine communications (M2M), embedded devices, connected consumer devices, smart grids & metering, and the Internet of Things. Led by its web portal, M2M Now provides unrivalled news, blogs, videos, feature articles and white papers from around the world. The magazine covers business strategies, research reports, C-Level interviews, revenue models, best practice features, and Case Studies in a wide range of industry verticals. These industries include communication services for advertising & media, agriculture, automotive, education, fleet management & logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, retail & point of sale, security & defence, transport & telematics, utilities and many more. www.m2mnow.biz
Building solutions through collaboration to reduce risk in the U.S. biomedical device network.
The Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium protects public health and well-being by advancing innovation and medical computer systems risk management practices to ensure wide availability of innovative and safe medical devices.
We are a collaborative and inclusive nonprofit professional organization committed to advancing quality healthcare with a focus on the safety and security of medical devices. As a public-private partnership, we serve providers, payers, manufacturers, universities, government agencies, technology companies, individuals, patients and patient advocates.
MDISS Members represent the Medical Device Ecosystem (Providers, Research organizations, universities, institutes, Medical device manufacturers, Information technology providers, etc.).
Members define consortium priorities and focus, and contribute to the framework and use cases that will drive innovation, practices and industry expectations for the safe and secure management of medical devices.
The MDISS Framework is focused on the lifecycle of the medical device.
• Lifecycle-based Security Framework for Medical Devices
• Security Standards Review
• Position Papers on Various Standards
• Procurement Process Security Best Practices
• Testing and Device Assessment Best Practices
MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS across global markets. MIG connects the MEMS supply chain, champions MEMS in established and emerging markets - including the rapidly growing healthcare market - and commercializes MEMS. More than 150 companies comprise MIG, including Analog Devices, Applied Materials, ARM, Bosch, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, GE, Honeywell, HP, Infineon, Intel, InvenSense, Murata Electronics Oy, OMRON Electronic Components, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments. For more information, visit: www.memsindustrygroup.org.
The mHealth Regulatory Coalition is a patient-centered policy group. Our mission is to encourage visionary and sensible mHealth regulatory policies that encourage innovation and promote patient safety. We are a resource for legislators and policy makers seeking a balanced regulatory approach for mobile medical apps. We tackle the tougher questions associated with the scope of FDA regulation, including the Agency’s treatment of: apps used for wellness, low risk IT accessories, pharmaceutical-related apps, and software modules used in mHealth ecosystems.
National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) is a public-private partnership that accelerates secure and meaningful use of health IT through education and stakeholder engagement to advance health and transform healthcare. Through its NeHC University online education program, its Consumer Consortium on eHealth patient engagement initiative, and its ongoing study of critical success factors for health information exchange through the HIE Learning Network, NeHC works to educate, connect and encourage healthcare stakeholders in efforts to promote the successful deployment of health IT and health information exchange nationwide.
NeHC is a cooperative agreement partner with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable, and timely change.
For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.
Venture-catalyst Springboard Enterprises is the premier platform where influencers, investors and innovators meet to help women build ‘big businesses starting small’. Springboard sources, coaches, showcases and supports women-led growth companies seeking equity capital for product development and expansion. Over 500 women-led companies have participated in Springboard's accelerator programs; raising nearly $6 billion, creating tens of thousands of new jobs, and generating billions of dollars in annual revenues. More than 80% of Springboard companies are still in business as independent or merged entities, including 10 IPOs and many are the technology engines of publicly traded companies.
StartUp Health is the first Academy to help health and wellness innovators ("Healthcare Transformers") build sustainable growth businesses. StartUp Health is based on a simple premise: the best way to improve healthcare is to provide health and wellness entrepreneurs with inspiration, education, and access to customers, capital, and other critical resources so that startups can innovate more quickly and build new solutions that will improve care and reduce healthcare costs. If you have a big vision and are looking for help navigating the unique challenges of succeeding in the health sector, you should apply today.
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org
UP Global exists to empower startup community leaders and the entrepreneurs they serve worldwide. With a platform offering action-based learning programs, resources, and networks for entrepreneurs and leaders, UP Global aims to be the leading organization furthering human welfare through entrepreneurship. The UP Global model is dedicated to leveraging existing strengths within communities while developing and offering additional high-impact programs. UP Global currently powers Startup Weekend, the Startup America Partnership, Startup Digest, NYSE Corporate Connections, and more. With a reach in over 110 countries, the UP Global impact is a fast-growing collaborative effort made possible by support from The Kauffman Foundation, Omidyar Network, Google for Entrepreneurs, Case Foundation, Microsoft and the Coca-Cola Company. To learn more visit www.up.co.
USAID programs in global health represent the commitment and determination of the United States Government to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families in the developing world. USAID supports partner countries in preventing and managing the major health challenges of poor, underserved, and vulnerable people, through improving the quality, availability, and use of essential health services to improve health outcomes.
West Health is an independent, one-of-a-kind initiative whose mission is to lower health care costs by creating innovative, patient-centered solutions that deliver the right care at the right place at the right time. Solely funded by pioneering philanthropists Gary and Mary West, West Health is an initiative combining four separate organizations with a shared goal to lower health care costs – the West Health Institute, the West Health Policy Center, the West Health Investment Fund, and the West Health Incubator. For more information, find us at www.westhealth.org and follow us @westhealth.
Wireless Industry Partnership (WIP) is an international company that builds mobile developer communities with offices in Vancouver, Canada; Austin, Texas; and London UK. We believe developers are at the heart of innovation! We have developer resources including events, the WIP Calendar, Tool/Developer spotlights, guides for app development & marketing plus more. WIP Factory is the first marketing agency to focus on developer marketing. Call us if you need strategic advice, marketing wisdom or tactical support to reach developers for the growth of your APIs, tools, devices, networks, and applications. www.wipfactory.com & www.wipconnector.com
The Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) is a trade organization for global wireless and mobile technology innovators, scientists, physicians, policy makers, service providers, and investors. The WLSA is committed to accelerating the adoption of connected health to improving health and wellness for consumers and caregivers while creating value for all sectors of the life sciences and technology ecosystem. WLSA members and partners are using wireless health innovations to simplify the management of chronic conditions, prevent disease, and improve lives around the world.