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Fifth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference to Focus on Remote Monitoring, Home Telehealth & eHealth for Disease Management & Wellness Promotion
Date:6/19/2008

ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fifth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference and Exhibition, hosted by The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI), will feature the coming together of consumer and healthcare technologies to promote wellness and to help manage diseases. The Conference will take place at the San Francisco Marriott on July 7-8, 2008. Attendees will include a diverse representation of the many business segments that will be impacted by these innovative technologies, including health plans and health insurance companies; healthcare providers, including hospitals, home care agencies and other postacute care facilities, long-term care facilities and retirement communities; pharmaceutical and medical device companies; healthcare IT companies; consumer technology companies; wireless companies; security analysts, investment bankers and venture capitalists; and government officials.

"Healthcare is moving AWAY from hospitals and doctors' offices and TO patients' homes and communities. Healthcare Unbound brings together innovators with clinical, technical and business backgrounds to learn about this trend, network, and forge solutions that improve healthcare outcomes and reduce costs," said Vince Kuraitis, JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC, a Chairperson, Conference Advisory Board member and Keynote speaker.

The Conference will include approximately 75 speakers participating in panel discussions, case studies and keynote addresses. Sessions will include in-depth coverage of disease management and wellness promotion applications, legal/regulatory and reimbursement issues, payer perspectives on Healthcare Unbound, wireless technologies, the medical home model and its technology implications, Health 2.0 applications and the emerging role of personal health information networks. The Conference will feature an Aging Services educational track developed in conjunction with the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) and the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST).

Nationally Recognized Speakers Drive Discussion

Consumer healthcare technologies are driving opportunities to serve patients in new ways and in new settings.

"Forrester coined the term 'Healthcare Unbound' to encompass the trends toward technology-aided self-care, mobile care and home care," said Elizabeth Boehm, Principal Analyst, Customer Experience for Healthcare and Life Sciences, Forrester Research, one of the Conference Keynote speakers and a member of the Conference Advisory Board. "We have defined 'Healthcare Unbound' as 'technology in, on and around the body that frees care from formal institutions.' This burgeoning technology field includes sensor technology, wearable computing, home-based health monitoring solutions, and wellness and lifestyle support solutions."

Additional Keynote speakers include representatives from Alere Medical, Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST), Continua Health Alliance, Critical Mass Consulting, DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance, Google, iMetrikus, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, QUALCOMM, The Kibbe Group and WellDoc Communications.

Registration Information

Full details on the event, including registration, are available at http://www.tcbi.org. For additional information, please contact TCBI: Ph: 310.265.2570 Email: sk@tcbi.org

Complimentary Press Passes

TCBI is currently offering free press passes to this event. Please contact TCBI if interested in receiving a press pass. Ph: 310.265.2570 Email: sk@tcbi.org

About TCBI

The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI) organizes conferences and exhibitions for the U.S. and international markets. For additional information, please visit http://www.tcbi.org


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