Alere to Provide Insights on their mHealth Strategies and the Future of Healthcare Connectivity at the 2013 mHealth Summit

Dec 06, 2013, 08:30 ET from Alere Inc.

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc., the world's leading provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostics and health information solutions, today announced that two Alere executives will give presentations at the 2013 mHealth Summit, taking place December 8-11 2013.  The mHealth Summit is the largest mobile health industry event in the world, held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Washington, DC. The summit is a convergence of industry thought leaders, innovators, clinicians, and people who are passionate about changing the way health care is delivered.

Kent Dicks, CEO and Founder of Alere Connect (formerly MedApps), a developer of remote health monitoring solutions, will participate in the "Why Mobile Matters" session to demonstrate the benefits of mobile technology. Following the presentation, Mr. Dicks will take part in a panel discussion and Q&A session moderated by Travis Good, editor of HIStalkConnect.

Dicks will also speak at M2M Now "Money Talks- mHealth," which is co-located at the Summit. He will be the opening keynote for the session titled, "Consumer or Clinician- Who's driving the future of mHealth?" which will explore who is driving the demand for connected health, where revenue opportunities exist, and how clinicians can use mHealth to improve patient outcomes. The interactive session will include a panel debate, Q&A and audience polling.

Dicks will touch upon reducing readmissions and healthcare costs while increasing the quality of care, his mHealth business model, and why one mobile healthcare solution does not fit all. Dicks states: "The Alere Connected Health platform can be integrated at a variety of levels based on client needs.  We can efficiently capture accurate data, provide robust analytics, and back it up with comprehensive health management services.  I feel this is what distinguishes Alere as one of the few healthcare companies to offer a true, fully integrated solution."

Helen Figge, VP of Clinical Integration at Alere Accountable Care Solutions (ACS), will speak at the "Health 2.0" session also co-located at the mHealth Summit to showcase cutting-edge innovations in the healthcare industry. She will also conduct a live demo of the Alere Health Information Exchange (HIE) during the "Clinical and Population Data for Transforming Care" seminar. Alere ACS provides a standards-leading Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Meaningful Use certified Electronic Health Record (EHR), with numerous diagnostic and care management solutions.

Both companies are part of the Alere™ Connected Health group, and will be demonstrating their connected device products and solutions in booth #923 at the mHealth Summit.

Information about Alere's Speaking Engagements

Conference Session: Health 2.0—"Clinical and Population Data for Transforming Care"

Who: Helen Figge, VP, Clinical Integration at Alere Accountable Care Solutions

When and Where: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 3:30pm at the Gaylord Resort and Conference Center

Synopsis: This is a must-attend session for those looking to catch up on cutting-edge innovations in health care. The afternoon will consist of engaging panel discussions and LIVE product demos covering the topics most relevant to the health tech industry today.

Conference Session: mHealth — "Why Mobile Matters"

Who: Kent Dicks, CEO of Alere™ Connect

When and Where: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 11:00am at the Gaylord Resort and Conference Center

Synopsis: This session will cover mHealth solutions that improve customer satisfaction among providers, patients, and other healthcare stakeholders. Presenters will highlight the benefits of using mobile technology for patient engagement programs designed to reduce medical costs, including wellness programs that provide high levels of returns, leading to reductions in health care costs.  

M2M Now Money Talks- "Session A: Consumer or Clinician- Who's Driving the Future of mHealth?"

Who: Kent Dicks, CEO of Alere™ Connect

When and Where: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Gaylord Resort and Conference Center

Synopsis: "M2M Now Money Talks" is an innovative, debate-led, hands-on event for all attendees interested in or affected by connected healthcare within health and wellbeing, and primary and secondary care. The event will be presented in a highly interactive format and will focus on the business case for implementation of a mHealth model.

About Alere Inc.
By developing new capabilities in near-patient diagnosis, monitoring and health information technology, Alere enables individuals to take charge of improving their health and quality of life at home. Alere's global leading products and services, as well as its new product development efforts, focus on cardiology, infectious disease, toxicology and diabetes. Alere is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information regarding Alere, please visit

About Alere™ Connect
Since 2006 Alere™ Connect (formerly MedApps®), has developed remote health monitoring solutions that efficiently connect patients with their care providers and electronic health records. Alere Connect is a UL certified company whose regulatory achievements include ISO 13485 / ISO 9001: 2008 certification, CE Mark certification, Health Canada License and multiple FDA clearances. As an acknowledged innovator in the field of remote health monitoring, the company was most recently recognized with a 2011 Edison Award in the product category of Health, Wellness & Safety.

About Alere™ Accountable Care Solutions
Alere™ Accountable Care Solutions' interoperable health information solutions, including its standards-leading Health Information Exchange (HIE) and certified Electronic Health Record (EHR), are the confident choice of clients wishing to achieve Meaningful Use and the benefits of care coordination across their populations.

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