SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The US healthcare system is like computing circa 1959, tethered to big, unwieldy central systems: hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, argues Eric Dishman, one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Burrill Digital Health meeting (February 23-24, 2011, Burlingame, California). As our aging population booms, it's imperative, he says, to create personal, networked, home-based healthcare for all.
Mr. Dishman, Director of Health Innovation and Policy, Intel Digital Health Group, will be one of the world-class presenters who will describe technology in development and on the market that will connect patients and physicians in real-time so that doctors will be able to practice medicine from virtually anywhere at anytime and patients will be able to take charge of their own healthcare.
This "digital health" world is evolving from the convergence of information technology, wireless technology, and the proliferation of mobile devices that will bring about a radical change in medicine.
The Burrill Digital Health Conference will attract leading decision makers in the field for a unique discussion on the opportunities and challenges that this new healthcare era represents. The meeting will also showcase the underlying regulatory issues, global developments, emerging business opportunities and cutting-edge innovations in this dynamic field. For full details on the conference agenda visit: www.burrillandco.com/digital_health_2011/
SOURCE Burrill & Company