Healthcare Unbound Conference in San Diego

Posted on November 11, 2014 I Written By

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This December in beautiful San Diego, CA (seriously, who wouldn’t want to be in San Diego in December?), they’re holding the 11th Healthcare Unbound conference. It’s impressive for a conference to reach a second year, let alone an 11th year.

Here’s a summary of the conference and what you can expect to find if you attend:

In 2002, Forrester Research coined the term “Healthcare Unbound” to encompass the trends toward self-care, mobile care, and home care. More specifically, Forrester describes Healthcare Unbound as “technology in, on and around the body that frees care from formal institutions.”

The Healthcare Unbound Conference will focus on technology-enabled consumer engagement and behavior change. Technologies to be discussed include wearables, mHealth, remote monitoring, eHealth and social media.

Moving beyond just a “cool technology” focus, this event will offer practical approaches for healthcare stakeholders and digital health companies. The program will address the reasons that the sustained adoption of digital health technology is below expectations and what can be done to change that, showing examples of successes and also highlighting lessons learned from failures. The conference is based on the premise that technology by itself is not the solution; the solution must be a combination of process (services), technology and business model (be it all combined in one company or via a network of partners) providing the end-to-end solution.

You can see the full agenda for the event, but all you really need to know is that Vince Kuraitis, JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, and Patricia Salber, MD, MBA, CEO, Health Tech Hatch & Founder & Host, The Doctor Weighs In are the two chair people for the event, so you can be sure you’re going to get some great content. They are both people that are deeply and personally interested in the future of healthcare IT and are both people I respect greatly. Plus, I’m interested to hear how Gregg Masters’ session on Healthcare CEOs who Tweet or Won’t goes. Sounds like an interesting session.

If you want to get the early bird registration price for the event, you’ll need to register by Nov 17, 2014. Looks like it’s going to be a great event.