mHealth Summit & Global mHealth Forum

December 07, 2014 12:00am EST to December 11, 2014 11:55pm EST
Washington, DC

Mobile technology is redefining the health care experience—everywhere.

IntraHealth staff will take part in the mHealth Summit and Global mHealth Forum in Washington, DC, December 7-11. The mHealth Summit is the largest event of its kind, bringing together a wide range of stakeholders—including policymakers, researchers, technologists, public health officials, health workers, and patient advocates—who are interested in the latest innovations, research, and big ideas on wireless technology and health care. The focus of the 6th annual summit is innovation and evidence.

For the first time, the Global mHealth Forum will meet at the mHealth Summit. This two-day event will bring together public and private sector organizations to share the latest evidence, experiences, and lessons learned on mHealth approaches specifically in low- and middle-income countries. The Global mHealth Forum is presented in partnership with the mHealth Working Group and USAID. IntraHealth is a member of the mHealth Working Group Advisory Board and co-organizer and co-leader of the Collaborative Ecosystems track.

IntraHealth Participation

Beth Fischer, senior technical advisor of program development for IntraHealth, will present "Evidence-based Scale-up of mSakhi Community Health Worker System in Uttar Pradesh, India" as part of the session "Speed Networking and Roundtable Presentations," Wednesday, December 10, 4:45-5:45PM , Room Maryland Ballroom.

Kate Gilroy, monitoring evaluation and research technical advisor with the IntraHealth-led CapacityPlus project, will present "mLearning Family Planning Methods through Interactive Voice Response in Senegal" during the session "Access: mHealth and the ABCs of Overcoming Illiteracy," Thursday, December 11, 2:30-4:00PM, Room Maryland 1.

Martin Kinyua, senior manager, technology, for the IntraHealth-led FUNZO Kenya project will present a poster "mLearning for Decentralized Induction of Health Workers in Kenya," Wednesday, December 10, 2:00-3:00PM, Room Maryland Ballroom. 

David Potenziani, senior informatics advisor for IntraHealth, will present a poster "National Mobile LMIS Scale-up to Increase Family Planning Access and Use," Wednesday, December 10, 2:00-3:00PM, Room Maryland Ballroom. Potenziani will also present "SEDA-mHealth System for Health Data: Pilot Phase Results" as part of the session "Ecosystems: Linking mHealth to National Health Information Systems," Thursday, December 11, 10:45AM-12:15PM, Room Maryland 3.

Amanda Puckett, technical advisor for IntraHealth, will speak at the Women in Technology Breakfast Session, “Building ICT Bridges: Women in Development,” Wednesday, December 10, 8:00–9:00AM, Chesapeake Room 1&2. Amanda will also present a poster, on behalf of Ismail Wadembere, “The Health Workforce Mobile Directory: Fighting Quacks in Uganda,” Wednesday, December 10, 2:00-3:00PM, Room Maryland Ballroom.

Dykki Settle, director of health workforce informatics at IntraHealth, will take part in the session "Ecosystems: From a Thousand Flowers to a National Architecture," Thursday, December 11, 2:30-4:00PM, Room Maryland 3.

Side Events

In partnership with the Regenstrief Institute and the OpenHIE community, IntraHealth will host an open conversation about interoperability frameworks for mHealth using OpenHIE technologies on Tuesday, December 9, 9:00AM–12:00 PM, Room Maryland 3.

In partnership with mPowering Frontline Health Workers, IntraHealth will host an informative panel and knowledge café event, “Ebola: From Tragedy to Strategy,” Tuesday, December 9, 12:00PM–3:00PM, Chesapeake Room 1&2.

More information: mHealth Summit website & Global mHealth Forum website.