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Contributing Writer · Mar 13, 2014

Digital Health Conferences: Top Five to Have On Your Radar

With so many health conferences taking place, it can be overwhelming to sift through and decide on the right one. This list highlights the top five digital health choices.

iHT2 Health Summit: Denver, Colorado, July 22-23

The Institute for Health Technology and Transformation’s annual health summit examines ways multi-stakeholder organizations can use information technology to better the healthcare system. Expect topics such as telehealth, mHealth and cloud computing to be discussed at the event. Speakers at this conference include Dave Bennett, CTO/Co-Founder, IONU Security, and Cynthia Burghard, Research Director, IDC Health Insights.

Patient Engagement: The Future of Healthcare Communications Summit: New York, July 24

Thought leaders from various healthcare groups, such as hospital systems and nonprofits, will share insight on patient engagement at this conference. Case studies of patient engagement will also be presented. Have questions about how digital and social technologies can engage patients, strategies to improve patient engagement in health management and best practices for overcoming technology, compliance, and organizational challenges? This conference will cover those topics as well. Speakers include Joanna Belbey, Social Media and Compliance Specialist at Actiance, and Lance Hill, CEO of Within3.

The mHealth + Telehealth World Conference: Boston, Massachusetts: July 22-24

Speakers at this conference will discuss ways to improve patient outcomes and delivery of care using Telehealth programs and mHealth practices. Hear case studies, learn about the ROI, and discuss critical digital health issues such as licensing and security. Featured speakers include Lou Silverman, Chairman and CEO at Advanced ICU Care, and Wendy Deibert, RN, BSN, VP Telehealth Services at Mercy Telehealth.

Digital Healthcare Design Conference (DHD): Melbourne, Australia: August 11-14

Day 1 of this conference consists of four events that cover topics such as nursing informatics and digital healthcare design. Days 2 to 4 are each focused on a different topic: Clinicians and Primary Care, Innovation in Data Research and The e-Health Agenda. An international panel of keynote speakers includes patient advocate Stephen Damiani, the President of Mission Massimo Foundation, and Dr. Bertalan Mesko, a Medical Futurist.

Big Data in Pharma Conference (Big DiP): Boston, Massachusetts: September 16-19

The Pharma Conference will present real-life examples that demonstrate how to simplify data integration and show what the future of big data applications in the pharmaceutical industry looks like. The agenda includes sessions in commercial, R&D, and epidemiology and drug safety tracks. Featured speakers include Sachin Jain, the Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer at Merck, and Tom McCourt, the Chief Commercial Officer at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals.