WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The mHealth Summit today announced that Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, will deliver a keynote address on the opening day of the 7th annual event on November 9. Jenkins' keynote will focus on the challenge of healthy living and healthy behaviors, and the response by innovators to provide new relevant and useful tools and resources. The Summit is the premier international conference and expo, exploring how mobile, telehealth and connected health are impacting healthcare delivery, clinical care management and patient/consumer engagement.
"With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day, it's becoming critical to keep our aging population healthy, active and safe in their homes," said Richard Scarfo, Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance at HIMSS, and Director of the mHealth Summit. "Mobile, telehealth and connected health technologies can play a vital role in delivering quality care and improving the lives and well-being of aging citizens. Under Jo Ann Jenkins' leadership, AARP is adopting innovative solutions in all areas of aging. She will describe for Summit attendees how healthy and connected living, and tools such as wearable devices and personal connected health technologies, can improve health and wellness among older Americans."
Jo Ann Jenkins is a nationally recognized leader and dynamic change agent with a 25-year track record of growth and innovation at some of the nation's largest public and nonprofit organizations. As CEO of AARP, she is at the helm of the world's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization, where she leads a nationwide network of staff, volunteers and partners representing more than 100 million Americans 50 and older. Her signature rallying cry to Disrupt Aging! is designed to revolutionize society's views on aging by driving a new social consciousness and sparking innovative solutions for all generations.
Jenkins joined AARP in 2010 as president of AARP Foundation, AARP's affiliated charity; beginning in 2004, she served on the board of directors of AARP Services Inc., and became its chair in 2008. She also held leadership positions at the Library of Congress, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Department of Agriculture's Office of Advocacy and Enterprise. Jenkins was a delegate and founding fellow to the U.S.-Japan Leadership Program, a 1999 graduate of Leadership America and a Malcolm Baldrige fellow (2013). Jo Ann is one of the NonProfit Times' Power and Influence Top 50 for 2013, 2014 and 2015, as well as winner of SmartCEO's 2015 BRAVA award honoring top female chief executives. Washington Life Magazine named her one of its Power 100 in 2015.
Taking place November 8-11 at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, DC area, the mHealth Summit centers around the theme, "Anytime, Anywhere: Engaging Patients and Providers." This four-day event features industry-leading keynote presentations, six tracks of disruptive, comprehensive programming, an interactive exhibit floor, pre-conference symposia and highly-anticipated sessions. The Summit, along with the new Population Health and CyberSecurity Summits, comprise the new HIMSS Connected Health Conference, an all-inclusive event highlighting how technology is enabling the transformation of healthcare delivery.
About the mHealth Summit
The mHealth Summit is the premier conference and expo for exploring what is new in mobile, telehealth and connected health—from the impact on healthcare delivery, clinical care and patient and consumer engagement to new technologies, research, investment activities, policy and shifts in the business environment. This year's mHealth Summit will again feature the Global mHealth Forum, a gathering of influencers from over 50 countries to discuss the advancement of mobile and connected health in low and middle income countries. Visit the mHealth Summit for more information. Join the conversation at @mhealthsummit and #Connect2Health.
HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS produces health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 61,000 individuals, of which 79% work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 640 corporations and 400 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
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