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HIMSS Announces the 2012 mHealth Summit

CHICAGO (February 16, 2012) - The Healthcare  Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)  announced today that the 2012 mHealth Summit  will take place Dec. 3 -5 at  the Gaylord National Resort and  Convention Center in Washington D.C. The theme for the fourth annual summit is "Connecting  the Mobile Health Ecosystem." The mHealth Summit, a well-respected  international conference, exhibition and networking event, is the largest  gathering focused solely on the intersection of health and mobile information  technology.

Verizon  Wireless will return for the third year as the partnering sponsor of the summit  and will again have a major presence on the exhibit floor. Strategic Affiliates  include: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI),  Anson Group (mHealth Regulatory Coalition), Ashoka, B2 Group, Center for  Connected Health, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Continua Health  Alliance, CTIA - The Wireless Association, GBCHealth, Medical Device  Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS), Robert Wood Johnson  Foundation, Rock Health, StartUp Health, UN Foundation and The Wireless Life  Sciences Alliance (WLSA).

The 2012 mHealth Summit will also have  an expanded exhibit floor to accommodate the anticipated increase in exhibitors  and themed pavilions.  The conference program continues to draw on  resources and tracks developed by mHIMSS  in addition to branded sessions and tracks from the event's strategic  affiliates and partners. Overall, the 2012 mHealth Summit will offer  attendees a comprehensive representation of the mobile technologies in healthcare  looking at implementation and impact of its benefits and new opportunities that  will advance health transformation through the use of mobile technologies.

HIMSS  recently acquired the mHealth Summit from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH).  FNIH remains actively  involved in the event as an organizing partner along with the mHealth Alliance.  In related news, the former director of the  mHealth Summit, Richard Scarfo has joined HIMSS as Vice President of Vendor Events  and will lead the HIMSS business unit responsible for the event and other  initiatives.

The acquisition of the mHealth  Summit augments HIMSS current activities in the mobile healthcare space. These  include an association, a community and the website (,  dedicated to creating and distributing essential information and education products  that are driving the mobile and wireless healthcare industries as well as  hosting a large and growing community of mobile healthcare executives.

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