Alere to Provide Insights on their mHealth Strategies and the Future of
Healthcare Connectivity at the 2013 mHealth Summit
WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 6, 2013
WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alere Inc., the world's leading
provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostics and health information
solutions,today announced thattwo Alere executives will give presentations
at the 2013 mHealth Summit, taking place December 8-11 2013. The mHealth
Summit is the largest mobile health industry event in the world, held at the
Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Washington, DC. The summit is
a convergence of industry thought leaders, innovators, clinicians, and people
who are passionate about changing the way health care is delivered.
Kent Dicks, CEO and Founder of Alere Connect (formerly MedApps), a developer
of remote health monitoring solutions, will participate in the "Why Mobile
Matters" session to demonstrate the benefits of mobile technology. Following
the presentation, Mr. Dicks will take part in a panel discussion and Q&A
session moderated by Travis Good, editor of HIStalkConnect.
Dicks will also speak at M2M Now "Money Talks- mHealth," which is co-located
at the Summit. He will be the opening keynote for the session titled,
"Consumer or Clinician- Who's driving the future of mHealth?" which will
explore who is driving the demand for connected health, where revenue
opportunities exist, and how clinicians can use mHealth to improve patient
outcomes. The interactive session will include a panel debate, Q&A and
Dicks will touch upon reducing readmissions and healthcare costs while
increasing the quality of care, his mHealth business model, and why one mobile
healthcare solution does not fit all. Dicks states: "The Alere Connected
Health platform can be integrated at a variety of levels based on client
needs. We can efficiently capture accurate data, provide robust analytics,
and back it up with comprehensive health management services. I feel this is
what distinguishes Alere as one of the few healthcare companies to offer a
true, fully integrated solution."
Helen Figge, VP of Clinical Integration at Alere Accountable Care Solutions
(ACS), will speak at the "Health 2.0" session also co-located at the mHealth
Summit to showcase cutting-edge innovations in the healthcare industry. She
will also conduct a live demo of the Alere Health Information Exchange (HIE)
during the "Clinical and Population Data for Transforming Care" seminar. Alere
ACS provides a standards-leading Health Information Exchange (HIE) and
Meaningful Use certified Electronic Health Record (EHR), with numerous
diagnostic and care management solutions.
Both companies are part of the Alere™ Connected Health group, and will be
demonstrating their connected device products and solutions in booth #923 at
the mHealth Summit.
Information about Alere's Speaking Engagements
Conference Session: Health 2.0—"Clinical and Population Data for Transforming
Who: Helen Figge, VP, Clinical Integration at Alere Accountable Care Solutions
When and Where: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 3:30pm at the Gaylord Resort and
Synopsis: This is a must-attend session for those looking to catch up on
cutting-edge innovations in health care. The afternoon will consist of
engaging panel discussions and LIVE product demos covering the topics most
relevant to the health tech industry today.
Conference Session: mHealth — "Why Mobile Matters"
Who: Kent Dicks, CEO of Alere™ Connect
When and Where: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 11:00am at the Gaylord Resort
and Conference Center
Synopsis: This session will cover mHealth solutions that improve customer
satisfaction among providers, patients, and other healthcare stakeholders.
Presenters will highlight the benefits of using mobile technology for patient
engagement programs designed to reduce medical costs, including wellness
programs that provide high levels of returns, leading to reductions in health
M2M Now Money Talks- "Session A: Consumer or Clinician- Who's Driving the
Future of mHealth?"
Who: Kent Dicks, CEO of Alere™ Connect
When and Where: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Gaylord Resort and
Synopsis: "M2M Now Money Talks" is an innovative, debate-led, hands-on event
for all attendees interested in or affected by connected healthcare within
health and wellbeing, and primary and secondary care. The event will be
presented in a highly interactive format and will focus on the business case
for implementation of a mHealth model.
About Alere Inc.
By developing new capabilities in near-patient diagnosis, monitoring and
health information technology, Alere enables individuals to take charge of
improving their health and quality of life at home. Alere's global leading
products and services, as well as its new product development efforts, focus
on cardiology, infectious disease, toxicology and diabetes. Alere is
headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. For more information regarding Alere,
please visit www.alere.com.
About Alere™ Connect
Since 2006 Alere™ Connect (formerly MedApps®), has developed remote health
monitoring solutions that efficiently connect patients with their care
providers and electronic health records. Alere Connect is a UL certified
company whose regulatory achievements include ISO 13485 / ISO 9001: 2008
certification, CE Mark certification, Health Canada License and multiple FDA
clearances. As an acknowledged innovator in the field of remote health
monitoring, the company was most recently recognized with a 2011 Edison Award
in the product category of Health, Wellness & Safety.
About Alere™ Accountable Care Solutions
Alere™ Accountable Care Solutions' interoperable health information solutions,
including its standards-leading Health Information Exchange (HIE) and
certified Electronic Health Record (EHR), are the confident choice of clients
wishing to achieve Meaningful Use and the benefits of care coordination across
SOURCE Alere Inc.
Contact: Randy Strength, Randy.Strength@alere.com, 480.305.6316
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