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Top Healthcare Experts Lead Three-Day Virtual Conference; Achieving Transformation Through Inspiration, Innovation and Collaboration

NEWARK, N.J., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the Innovation HealthJam, a collaborative brainstorming event that will be held online June 17-19, 2014.  During the free, three-day virtual conference, top minds from across the healthcare landscape will discuss a variety of emerging industry issues across eight important healthcare-related topic areas.  

The Innovation HealthJam is open to all members of the healthcare and technology ecosystems.  Attendees simply register at to gain access for participation in discussions at any time during the three-day event.

The Innovation HealthJam is sponsored by a group of passionate organizations who share a common vision to reshape the industry by improving patient care, increasing system efficiencies and using the power of technology to accelerate the integration of medicine and healthcare services.   

This unique event combines technology and academia to create an interactive conference focused on the healthcare industry.  The virtual discussion provides leading opinion makers and all participants with the opportunity to collaborate and offer their unique perspectives and insights in a format structured to stimulate ideas on ways to revolutionize an industry where change has traditionally been evolutionary. 

The eight discussion forums are each organized by different event sponsors and will focus on the following topics:

  • Patient Engagement and Healthcare Design for Consumers
  • Technology and Older Adults:  The New Era of Connected Aging
  • A Mobile Health Agenda for Transforming Healthcare Delivery
  • Compute for Personalized Medicine:  Finding the Cause and Cure through Genomics
  • Telehealth and Telemedicine:  Emerging Opportunities in Addressing the Triple Aim (Linking Patients, Caregivers and Providers)
  • Your Physician of the Future
  • Health Innovation for Vulnerable Populations - Worldwide
  • Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

In the weeks leading up to the event, additional news, conference details, social media updates and speaker information will be shared on the Innovation HealthJam website at

Participating co-hosts include the American Medical Association (AMA); Center for Technology and Aging (CTA); Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS); Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS); Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA); Intel; Panasonic; University of California, Davis; and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

"In a world where innovation is global, we are creating an inclusive platform where industry thought leaders can discuss their differing perspectives, brainstorm ideas and share best practices. This is the goal of the Innovation HealthJam," said Bob Dobbins, Vice President, New Business Development at Panasonic Corporation of North America.  "We hope to link some of the best ideas from the event with Panasonic's strengths in B2B innovation and digital transformation to offer solid solutions for increasing the quality of healthcare while also containing costs," he added. 

"In line with our mission to facilitate the development and adoption of digital health solutions to transform healthcare delivery, HIMSS and PCHA are pleased to co-host this breakthrough event," said Rich Scarfo, Director, mHealth Summit and Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance.  "The Innovation HealthJam represents a new way of collaborating and will foster important dialogue and the exchange of ideas to spur innovation and create solutions that will help shape the future of technology-enabled healthcare delivery."

Learn more and join the conversation by visiting these websites and social communities:

Innovation HealthJam Website & Online Registration:
Twitter: @InnovHealthJam

About Innovation HealthJam
The first ever Innovation HealthJam is a completely virtual event that brings together a diverse and knowledgeable group of people from the healthcare and technology fields to brainstorm ideas, improvements and innovation in healthcare. The event is co-hosted by a group of healthcare industry leaders and led by the New Business Development and Innovation group at Panasonic Corporation of North America. Co-hosts include the American Medical Association (AMA), Center for Technology and Aging (CTA), Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), a collaboration between Continua Health Alliance, mHealth Summit and HIMSS, Intel, Panasonic, University of California Davis and University of California San Francisco (UCSF).  

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