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Digital Health Funding, Sensors, DNA, Big Data, and Reimbursement Hot Topics at Living in Digital Times' Digital Health Summer Summit
Date:6/17/2013

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2013

The worlds of health, technology and business converged at the 2nd annual Digital Health Summer Summit produced by Living in Digital Times. Approximately 175 industry leaders, representing life sciences, venture funds and incubators, mobile app developers, wearable tech, payers and physicians came together to exchange new information, share hard-learned lessons and best practices, network and move the fledgling industry forward. During a special evening event, Living in Digital Times welcomed attendees to San Diego, the digital health mecca, and notable San Diegans Rick Valencia, vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Life and Robert B. McCray, president and CEO, Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance recognized the city for its commitment to advancing the industry.

“The rising costs of medical care, the passage of Obamacare and new mobile enabled devices are creating the perfect storm for a digital health revolution," said Jill Gilbert, producer of the Digital Health Summer Summit. “The next breakthroughs in digital health will happen when technologists and the medical community think out-of-the-box about how to acquire, analyze, and predict better outcomes in health.”

FDA-Cleared and Reimbursable

WellDoc®, a healthcare behavioral science and technology company, announced the launch of BlueStar™, the first FDA-cleared mobile prescription therapy for Type 2 diabetes with insurance reimbursement. In coordination with the launch, Ford Motor Company, Rite Aid, DexCom plus other Fortune 500 companies announced their employees and covered dependents will be among the first to have reimbursed access to BlueStar.

WellDoc president and COO Anand K. Iyer, PhD, MBA, a keynote speaker, made the official announcement from the conference stage and added, “‘Disruptive’ tec
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