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Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) and Medical Main Street offer a forum for healthcare leaders from across Michigan to share their ‘wish list’ and mHealth projected forecasts with the mobile/wireless technologies community

6According to Deloitte Research experts quoted in Forbes, “Mobile health, or mHealth as its commonly known, is emerging as a significant growth opportunity for companies looking to capitalize on machine-to-machine (M2M) technology in wireless healthcare. Much of this growth will come from services designed around the ‘Internet of Things’, but other reasons apply. In particular, the declining costs of mobile devices and infrastructure, coupled with an increased deployment of networks, are providing the opportunity for mobile incumbents to apply existing infrastructure in new markets.”

To help Michigan’s mobile/wireless tech industry understand the needs of the healthcare community and the business growth opportunity that mHealth provides for their firms, the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan and Medical Main Street, powered by Oakland County are jointly presenting the 2015 MTAM Mobile Health (mHealth) Symposium for Mobile/Wireless Technology Professionals on April 23rd at Nextwave Accelerator in Troy, MI. This half-day event, also sponsored by SilkRoute Global and RF Connect, begins at 8:00 a.m. (with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m.) and features leading healthcare experts from across the state who will share their thoughts on what the healthcare industry needs from all sectors of the mobile/wireless tech community, and what the future holds for the potential growth of mHealth in Michigan, nationally and globally. Registration is available at MTAM members can register for $35, and non-members for $45. Seating is limited and registrations will not be taken on-site at the event.

Speakers at the Symposium include:

  • Keith Brophy, Executive Director of the State of Michigan Small Business Development Center, and former CEO of Ideomed
  • Krischa Winright, CIO for Priority Health and Vice President of Information Technology at Spectrum Health Systems
  • Steve Grant, MD, CMO of Midwest Health Plan, former CMO for United Physicians
  • Rodger Prong, CEO of Oakland Physicians Network Services
  • Andy Haig, Medical Director of Telemedicine and e-medicine at the University of Michigan
  • Betty Chu, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Henry Ford Health System – West Bloomfield
  • John F. Tu, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Beaumont Health System

Opening remarks will be offered by L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive and Founder of Medical Main Street.

Those who should attend include:

  • Mobile software developers
  • UX/UI designers
  • QA testers
  • Business analysts
  • Business developers/marketers
  • Medical equipment manufacturers
  • Investors interested in mHealth
  • CEOs, CIOs, CTOs for mobile/wireless technology provider firms in all sectors of the industry
  • Anyone interested in understanding the opportunities being created in the healthcare industry as a result of the use of mobile/wireless technologies

With analysts projecting global mHealth market revenue to exceed $49 Billion by 2020 (Grand View Research), the healthcare industry provides a substantial market opportunity for mobile operators, device manufacturers, mobile app developers, healthcare equipment manufacturers and more.

“The convergence of two of the state’s fastest-growing industries, healthcare and mobile/wireless technologies, presents an incredible economic growth opportunity for the State of Michigan”, according to MTAM’s Executive Director, Linda Daichendt. “The global focus on mHealth and the ‘Internet of Things’ enables us to use this event to showcase a path to increased revenue for both industries, and a way for Michigan companies to take a national leadership role that capitalizes on existing resources in the state.”

“Mobile technology and health care are vital components for the continued growth of Medical Main Street in the region,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “We’re pleased to partner with MTAM in presenting this mobile health symposium.”

About Medical Main Street

Medical Main Street, powered by Oakland County, is a collaboration of world renowned hospitals, universities and healthcare and life science companies in Southeast Michigan. Together, we’re creating a global center of innovation in medical research and development, education and commercialization.

Created by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson in 2008, the Medical Main Street board includes: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Beaumont Health System, Beckman Coulter Molecular Diagnostics, Crittenton Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, Ferndale Laboratories, Henry Ford Health System, Housey Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories, McLaren Health Care – Oakland, MichBio, Oakland Community College, Oakland University, Oxus Inc., Priority Health, Rockwell Medical Technologies, St. John Providence Health System, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and Stryker.