News | September 24, 2014

Visionary Physician Patrick Soon-Shiong To Deliver An Opening Day Keynote At The 2014 mHealth Summit

Washington /PRNewswire/ - The mHealth Summit, the largest global conference and expo focused on the intersection of mobile/wireless and healthcare delivery, today announced that NantWorks Founder and Chairman, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, will help open the 6th annual Summit with a keynote address on December 8. The Summit runs from December 7-11, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, DC area.

Dr. Soon-Shiong, a former transplant surgeon, is a prolific entrepreneur and inventor who has developed drugs for cancer and diabetes and founded two drug companies before forming NantWorks. He is ranked by Forbes as the wealthiest American in the healthcare industry. The mHealth Summit will put a spotlight on disruptive innovation, evidence, research, trends, opportunities and big ideas shaping an emerging global shift in healthcare that puts consumers at the center and makes health and wellness an engaging part of everyday life.

"Dr. Soon-Shiong's vision, boundless imagination and clinical and business acumen will sometimes awe and most certainly inspire our audience of leading providers, technologists, entrepreneurs, investors and government leaders. We are honored to have him as a featured keynote speaker at the mHealth Summit," said Richard Scarfo, Director, mHealth Summit, and Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance. "His transformational work is helping people live healthier lives, achieve better health outcomes and reduce overall healthcare costs. Our delegation will have a unique opportunity to hear, firsthand, his disruptive approach to solving healthcare challenges and his strategies to improve medical research, clinical practice and care delivery."

Dr. Soon-Shiong is revolutionizing medicine by applying big data to patient care, enabling providers and patients to make informed treatment decisions. His work is focused on cloud databases, artificial intelligence, semiconductors and supercomputers, and a fiber-optic cable, all aimed at improving healthcare delivery and outcomes. Dr. Soon-Shiong is Chairman of the Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation and Chairman and CEO of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health, National LambdaRail and the Healthcare Transformation Institute. He also serves as Executive Director of the UCLA Wireless Health Institute and is a board member of the California Telehealth Network. He is minority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers.

mHealth Summit convenes domestic and international thought leaders in healthcare, technology and industry, government officials, researchers, advocates and investors to advance the use of mobile and connected health tools and facilitate their integration into healthcare delivery. It is part of the newly formed Personal Connected Health Alliance; an international non-profit established by Continua, mHealth Summit and HIMSS to represent the consumer voice in personal connected health.

GENERAL REGISTRATION: Registration for the 6th Annual mHealth Summit is now open. (www.mhealthsummit.org/registration).

MEDIA REGISTRATION: For more information about the mHealth Summit, or for complimentary Media Registration, please contact Gina Cella at 857-239-9198 or gcella@pchalliance.org, or visit the mHealth Summit Newsroom.

About the mHealth Summit
The 2014 mHealth Summit, the global meeting place for the expanding mobile health ecosystem, explores the disruptions, challenges and opportunities of the integration of mobile and wireless technologies into the healthcare system, and in consumer and patient engagement, for the delivery of better health outcomes. The 6th Annual mHealth Summit will take place December 7-11, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Focusing on four fundamental platforms – technology, business, research and policy – the mHealth Summit is presented by HIMSS, in partnership with Continua, the Foundation for the NIH and the mHealth Working Group. mHealth Summit is part of the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), an international non-profit organization established by Continua, mHealth Summit and HIMSS to represent the consumer voice in personal connected health. Visit the mHealth Summit for more information; and follow at @mhealthsummit or #mHealth14.

mHealth Summit convenes domestic and international thought leaders in healthcare, technology and industry, government officials, researchers, advocates and investors to advance the use of mobile and connected health tools and facilitate their integration into healthcare delivery. It is part of the newly formed Personal Connected Health Alliance, an international non-profit established by Continua, mHealth Summit and HIMSS to represent the consumer voice in personal connected health.

SOURCE: mHealth Summit

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