SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Wireless Health Institute (www.westwirelesshealth.org) will host its second Health Care Innovation Day (www.hcidc.org) on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC. Registration begins at 8:15am and the program runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The day will be comprised of a series of keynotes, panels, chats and roundtable discussions.
In keeping with its mission to accelerate low cost health care solutions through innovation, HCI-DC will focus on bridging the gap between industry and government to build a thriving ecosystem that enables health care innovation.
There is no charge for this unique event and it is open to policy makers, strategic leads, business development executives, product and technology specialists with a focus on or interest in health care innovation particularly in the areas of wireless health or telehealth. Please visit www.hcidc.org for additional information and to RSVP.
"Whether you work for an innovative start-up or an established company, you're a policy maker or an entrepreneur – if you are developing wireless health solutions or have an interest in learning more about the wireless health opportunity – HCI-DC is for you," said Don Casey, West Wireless Health Institute's CEO.
The day's program includes featured speakers from the FDA and FCC, as well as a panel with bipartisan Congressional staff discussing relevant priorities for this year, including their thoughts on issues impacting the FDA, innovation, and the wireless health sector. HCI–DC will provide a full day of unprecedented interaction with government stakeholders, entrepreneurs, researchers and industry leaders. To ensure engaging discussions and high quality networking opportunities, the event is limited to 300 attendees. The event will be webcast live at www.hcidc.org for those who are unable to attend in person.
"Following the success of our inaugural event last October, our goal for HCI-DC 2011 is to bridge the gaps between industry and government to foster innovation and accelerate low-cost health care solutions, particularly in wireless health and telehealth," said Joseph Smith MD, PhD, Chief Medical and Science Officer for West Wireless Health Institute. "We are very encouraged by the momentum of the current dialogue and are hopeful that this meeting will drive engagement and understanding to accelerate the pace of meaningful healthcare innovation targeted at the cost of care."
The West Wireless Health Institute (www.westwirelesshealth.org) 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. Founded in March 2009 by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the nonprofit Institute is dedicated to innovating, validating, advocating for, investing in and commercializing wireless technologies to transform medicine. Its mission is to lower health care costs by accelerating the availability of wireless medical technology. The Institute is based in San Diego, California, the global center for health care innovation.