Congressman Mike Michaud (D-ME) Invites West Wireless Health Institute to Testify Before Veterans' Affairs Health Subcommittee

Jun 23, 2010, 09:30 ET from West Wireless Health Institute

Hearing to Examine How Innovative Wireless Health Technologies Will Extend Health Care Reach to Rural Veterans

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health, led by Chairman Mike Michaud (D-ME) and Ranking Member Henry Brown (R-SC), has invited Joseph M. Smith, MD, PhD, Chief Medical and Science Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute, to testify at a Subcommittee hearing, Thursday, June 24, examining the use of innovative wireless health technologies to help redress barriers to health care for veterans living in rural areas.



The hearing, entitled, "Overcoming Rural Health Care Barriers: Use of Innovative Wireless Health Technology Solutions," will consider the benefits of wireless solutions that enable diagnosis, monitoring, and some forms of treatment to help patients no matter where they live or when they need care.

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Who:  U.S. Representative Mike Michaud, D-ME, Chairman, and Representative Henry Brown, R-SC, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Health, House Veterans' Affairs Committee; Joseph M. Smith, MD, PhD, Chief Medical and Science Officer, West Wireless Health Institute.

What: U.S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health Hearing, "Overcoming Rural Health Care Barriers: Use of Innovative Wireless Technologies."

When: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 10:00 a.m. ET (7:00 a.m. PT)

Where:  Cannon House Office Building, Room 334, Washington, D.C. 20515


The West Wireless Health Institute ( is one of the first medical research organizations in the world supporting the exploration and application of wireless technologies to advance infrastructure independent health care. Based in San Diego, California, the nonprofit Institute is fostering an unprecedented convergence of medicine, engineering, science, technology and health care economics. Its mission is to lower health care costs by accelerating the availability of wireless medical solutions.

SOURCE West Wireless Health Institute