May 22

Past Event

How Mobile Technology Influences Health Innovation

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Mobile technology has transformed the way that individuals accomplish everyday tasks like finding directions, paying bills, and communicating with friends. But mobile technology has also changed the way individuals interact with the medical system around the world. With technological advances, health providers are now able remotely to monitor diabetic and heart patients, send email reminders to take medications, and access diagnostic databases through mobile devices. How have these innovations contributed to patient health and enhanced the doctor-patient relationship? What mobile health advances are transforming medical care? How are countries around the world using mobile technology to improve health care delivery and save money?

On May 22, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings held a public forum as part of its Mobile Economy Project to evaluate mobile technology’s influence on healthcare. A panel of experts discussed how mobile technology is enabling health innovation both in the United States and around the world. After the program, speakers took audience questions. Darrell West also released a new paper on the topic.

Event Agenda

  • 2:00 - 3:30


    • Moderator

      Portrait: Darrell West
    • Julie Kling

      Mobile Executive Business Lead, Strategic Communications


    • Alain Labrique

      Assistant Professor, Departments of International Health and Epidemiology

      Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    • Antonio Marttos Jr., MD

      Assistant Professor, Surgery; Director, Global e-Health Co-Director, William Lehman Injury Research Center

      Ryder Trauma Center/University of Miami

    • Morgan Reed

      Executive Director, Association for Competitive Technology

      Advisory Council Member, mHIMSS


May 22, 2012

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.


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