ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Seventh Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference & Exhibition, organized by The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI), will focus on networks, platforms and applications for technology-enabled participatory medicine. The Conference will take place at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego, CA on July 19-20, 2010. The event will be of interest to hospitals, integrated delivery networks, home care agencies and other postacute care facilities; health plans and employers; chronic care management, disease management and wellness promotion companies; long-term care facilities and retirement communities; pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics companies; healthcare IT companies; consumer technology companies; mhealth, ehealth and social media companies; the financial community; academics; and government officials.
Healthcare Unbound Defined
Consumer and healthcare technologies are driving opportunities to serve patients in new ways and in new settings. Forrester Research coined the term "Healthcare Unbound" to encompass the trends toward technology-aided self-care, mobile care and home care, defining it as "technology in, on and around the body that frees care from formal institutions." This rapidly evolving technology field includes sensor technology, wearable computing, home-based health monitoring solutions, and wellness and lifestyle support solutions.
About the Conference
"This year's Healthcare Unbound comes on the heels of two earth-shattering events in healthcare: 1)HITECH Act stimulus funding for EHRs, and 2) national healthcare reform legislation. History will mark 2010 as the tipping point to enable Healthcare Unbound technologies, clinical systems, and business models," said Vince Kuraitis, JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC, a chairperson, conference advisory board member and keynote speaker.
The Conference will include over 60 speakers participating in panel discussions, case studies, workshops and keynote addresses. Sessions will include in-depth coverage of technology-enabled chronic care management and wellness promotion, impact of health reform and the economic stimulus package on the marketplace, legal/regulatory and reimbursement issues, payer perspectives, wireless technologies, the medical home model and its technology implications, social media, ehealth, games and entertainment to engage consumers and much more. The Conference will feature an Aging Services educational track that is co-sponsored by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) and the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST).
Nationally Recognized Keynote Speakers
Keynote speakers include high-level representatives from AAHSA/CAST, Better Health Technologies, LLC, Continua Health Alliance, Critical Mass Consulting, DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance, Fazzi Associates, Forrester Research, Humana Inc., Inverness Medical Innovations/Alere, Kaiser Permanente, Visiting Nurse Service of New York and WellDoc, Inc.
Complimentary Press Passes
TCBI is currently offering free press passes to this event. If interested in receiving a press pass, please contact TCBI: Ph: 310.265.2570 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI) organizes conferences and exhibitions for the U.S. and international markets. For additional information, please visit www.tcbi.org
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