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.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. AARP’s Thought Leadership group manages The Innovation@50+TM initiative which aims to spark entrepreneurial activity across public and private sectors. Anchored by the AARP social mission – to enhance the quality of life for all as we age – the initiative enlists the expertise of visionary thinkers, entrepreneurs, the investment community, industry and not-for-profits to spur innovation to meet the needs and wants of people over 50.
Aging2.0 is a global innovation network. Our mission is to accelerate innovation for the 50+ market. Our network is a cross-disciplinary group of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, technologists, policy makers and older adults themselves who share our common values of innovation, collaboration and respect for all ages. We are a ‘double bottom line’ business that is developing four complementary business models – media, events, consulting and investments. Together with key partners, we are building a platform for innovation, and would love for you to join us.
The American Cancer Society combines passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, and with programs in more than 20 countries, we fight for every birthday threatened by cancer in communities worldwide. We save lives by helping people stay well; by helping people get well; by finding cures; and by fighting back. As a global leader in cancer research investment, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. Visit cancer.org and global.cancer.org to learn more.
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).
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, ATIS brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most-pressing business priorities. Through ATIS committees and forums, nearly 200 companies address cloud services, device solutions, M2M communications, cyber security, ehealth, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations and more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle—from design and innovation through solutions that include standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits and interoperability testing.
ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of oneM2M, a member and major U.S. contributor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio and Telecommunications sectors, and a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org.
The Anson Group is a regulatory consulting firm that provides clients with expert opinions and strategies for dealing with the federal regulations and requirements of life science and medical technology based products.
Arent Fox LLP, with offices in Washington, DC, New York, and Los Angeles, is a recognized leader in areas including telecommunications, intellectual property, real estate, health care, automotive, sports, white collar, international trade, bankruptcy, and complex litigation. With more than 350 lawyers nationwide, Arent Fox has extensive experience in corporate securities, financial restructuring, government relations, labor and employment, finance, tax, corporate compliance, and the global business market. The firm represents Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, trade associations, foreign governments, and other entities.
Founded in 1980, Ashoka is the world’s working community of almost 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs in over 80 countries. It champions the most important new social change ideas and supports the entrepreneurs behind them by helping them get started, grow, succeed, and collaborate – as Ashoka Fellows. As Ashoka expands its capability to integrate and connect entrepreneurs around the world, it builds an entrepreneurial infrastructure that is supporting the fast-growing needs of the citizen sector. Ashoka’s vision is to create change today, for an Everyone A Changemaker™ society to become the reality of tomorrow. Ashoka’s initiatives include Changemakers, Youth Venture, Rural Innovations in Farming, and Full Economic Citizenship. Its Health for All program is strongly focused on the use of mHealth to extend wellness to populations at the base of the pyramid, and has incubated the award-winning eHealthpoints that provides health services in rural India.
B2 Group is a global strategy & consulting, technology & platform services, digital marketing and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful emerging technologies and practices, we are able to guide our clients in increasing revenues and lowering overall costs by aggregating new technologies and outsourcing costly internal procedures.
B2 Group collaborates with clients large and small to help them become top-tier performance businesses. By utilizing our team of proven industry leaders from a wide range of vertical market places and industry channels; and leveraging our highly technical and developed marketing services; we are able to provide our clients with advanced cutting edge approaches & guidance in developing new markets, partnerships, channels, and driving customer acquisition.
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The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) do more, faster, by forging public-private partnerships to advance CDC’s work to protect us all from health and safety threats. As the sole entity authorized by Congress to raise funds for CDC, we jump start CDC projects with little or no federal funding by identifying and managing private-sector resources on behalf of CDC. Funding partners value our track record of transparency and assurance of financial accountability. The CDC Foundation currently manages 200 CDC-led programs to improve health in the United States and in countries around the world.
The Center for Connected Health is creating effective, new solutions and innovative interventions to deliver quality patient care outside of the traditional medical setting. Our programs use a combination of remote-monitoring technology, sensors, and online communications and intelligence to improve patient adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. The Center also offers expert online second opinions, virtual visits, and engages in innovative research to uncover new models for better care. The Center’s Consulting Services assist companies, providers and other organizations to learn more about entering the connected health space and to prepare products and services for integration into the healthcare delivery system. The Center is a division of Partners HealthCare in Boston, founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $195 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 and through social media.
CompTIA® is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, we focus our programs on four main areas: education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy. Our association members are at the forefront of innovation and represent businesses that maximize the value their clients receive from their technology investments. Our member communities allow IT professionals to collaborate on industry issues and develop the resources needed to grow the industry. For more information, visit www.comptia.org or follow CompTIA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/comptia.
Continua Health Alliance is an international not-for-profit industry organization enabling end-to-end, plug-and-play connectivity of personal health devices and services. These services will empower information-driven health management and facilitate the incorporation of health and wellness into the day-to-day lives of consumers. Continua is a pioneer in establishing industry standards and security for connected health technologies such as smart phones, gateways and remote monitoring devices. Its 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 nearly 230 member companies reaching across the globe, Continua is comprised of technology, medical device and healthcare industry leaders and service providers dedicated to making personal connected health a reality. For more information visit: www.continuaalliance.org.
Edelman is the world’s largest independent public relations firm, with wholly owned offices in 54 cities and 4,000 employees worldwide. With depth in health and health care, global experience and involvement in all major industries, mastery of multiple communications channels, and expertise in building trusting relationships with the full spectrum of business stakeholders, Edelman has helped many of the world’s leading health organizations and brands grow, evolve, and thrive.
These efforts required strategically planned and implemented communications programs that reached multiple stakeholder communities — health professionals, consumers, policymakers and the business community — in ways that built their brands and their businesses, and, ultimately, fostered the well-being of their constituents. Equally important is understanding of the convergence of doing well and doing good: that social responsibility and relevance begins with marketing, and that breakthrough marketing has a strong vein of societal value.
eyeforpharma believes that the ultimate driver for the pharmaceutical industry's health is meeting the needs of patients, like us, for affordable and accessible healthcare. eyeforpharma exists in order to help pharma companies get there. We bring some of the smartest thinking to executives across the industry, and enable the critical conversations by hosting over fifty targeted industry conferences each year. eyeforpharma is able to gather and leverage opinions directly from industry executives to provide unique features and thought-leadership across the world.
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.
GBCHealth is a coalition of more than 200 member companies and organizations committed to investing their resources to building a healthier world ... for their employees, for the communities in which they work, and for the world at large. Through world-class convenings, partnership creation, thought leadership and representation in key global health settings, GBCHealth is the established go-to organization for companies interested in bringing their assets, skills and passion to the quest for a healthier world. For more information on GBCHealth, please visit www.gbchealth.org.
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, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the 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.
Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International is the global authority for healthcare information interoperability and standards with affiliates established in more than 30 countries. HL7 is a non-profit, ANSI accredited standards development organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7’s more than 2,300 members represent approximately 500 corporate members, which include more than 90 percent of the information systems vendors serving healthcare. HL7 collaborates with other standards developers and provider, payer, philanthropic and government agencies at the highest levels to ensure the development of comprehensive and reliable standards and successful interoperability efforts.
iMedicalApps is the leading online publication on mobile health news and medical app reviews for health care professionals. All our content is written or edited by medical professionals. Our growing audience consists primarily of physicians and other clinicians who check in regularly to learn about the rapidly changing world of mobile health, including medical apps, wireless health devices, mHealth research and digital health startups.
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.
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
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 Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 110 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system. new.paho.org
Qualcomm Incorporated www.qualcomm.com is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies and the world’s largest manufacturer of chipsets for the wireless industry. Qualcomm innovations are enabling ultra-personal mobile devices; shaping relevant, next-generation mobile experiences; and inspiring transformative new business models and services. Dedicated to accelerating mobility, Qualcomm is transforming the way people live, learn, work and play. Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a FORTUNE 500® company traded on the NASDAQ.
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 40 years, the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter www.rwjf.org/twitter or Facebook www.rwjf.org/facebook.
Rock Health is a nonprofit foundation focused on the intersection of healthcare and technology. We support the next generation of health entrepreneurs through a startup accelerator, open-source research and public events. Rock Health partners include Aberdare Ventures, Accel Partners, Fenwick & West, Genetech, Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, Merck, Microsoft, Mohr Davidow Ventures, NEA, Nike, P&G, Qualcomm, Quest Diagnostics, Silicon Valley Bank, United Health and UCSF.
The Rockefeller Foundation's mission to promote the well-being of people throughout the world has remained unchanged since its founding in 1913. Today, that mission is applied to an era of rapid globalization. Our vision is that this century will be one in which globalization's benefits are more widely shared and its challenges are more easily weathered.
To realize this vision, the Foundation seeks to achieve two fundamental goals in our work. First, we seek to build resilience that enhances individual, community and institutional capacity to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of acute crises and chronic stresses. Second, we seek to promote growth with equity in which the poor and vulnerable have more access to opportunities that improve their lives. In order to achieve these goals, the Foundation constructs its work into time-bound initiatives that have defined objectives and strategies for impact. These initiatives address challenges that lie either within or at the intersections of five issue areas: basic survival safeguards, global health, environment and climate change, urbanization, and social and economic security.
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
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.
weMultiply accelerates change and empowers possibility through the active convergence of technology and communication. By connecting innovators to opportunities we transform the world of Health, Wellness and Lifestyle.
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) supports the growth of mobile developers and their ecosystem, with offices in Vancouver, Canada; Austin, Texas; and London UK.
WIP Connector community activities include hackathons, networking receptions, code fests and WIPJam conferences (60 in over 12 countries over the last 7 years). In addition our free on-line resources include the Mobile Community Calendar; and we produce the Mobile Developer’s Guide to the Parallel Universe (Warning: Marketing stuff). www.wipconnector.com
WIP Factory builds mobile developer programs and communities for organizations of all sectors who are opening up APIs or who wish to reach out to developers with their platforms, devices and tools. www.wipfactory.com
WIP is called on for expert options, speaking and promotion of important industry initiatives, always with a focus on what is best for the mobile developer ecosystem.
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.