Sharecare is a health and wellness social media platform that connects people with top-ranking experts, ranging from doctors and specialists to hospitals, healthcare companies and health-conscious consumers. The power behind the site’s unique Q&A format is its collective wisdom, providing health-seeking consumers with answers reflecting multiple expert perspectives – greatly simplifying the search for quality information. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications, Sharecare allows people to ask, learn and act upon questions of health and wellness, creating an active community where knowledge is shared and put into practice – simply said, sharing care. Launched in 2010, Sharecare is based in Atlanta, GA.
CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. The association advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. CTIA also coordinates the industry’s voluntary efforts to provide consumers with a variety of choices and information regarding their wireless products and services. This includes the voluntary industry guidelines; programs that promote mobile device recycling and reusing; and wireless accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
The European Connected Health Campus (ECHCampus) the European MHealth Alliance (EuMHA) have merged to become the European Connected Health Alliance. Additional information about the merged organization will be available in early 2012. ECH Alliance brings together a wide range of stakeholders from across industry, academia and the healthcare sectors. Our primary mission is ‘delivering leadership for the development of Connected Health markets and practice across Europe’, focusing on the need to transform Healthcare Delivery, thus enhancing the quality and effectiveness of care; and the need to develop the ‘Connected Health Economy’, thus enabling innovation and sustainable investment in the expansion of healthcare.
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health Medical science is poised like never before to crack the code to some of humankind’s most vexing health challenges—including Alzheimer’s disease, HIV, malaria, cancer. By supporting the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health draws together the world’s foremost researchers and resources, pressing the frontier to advance these critical discoveries. Through the foundation, every stakeholder—individuals, companies, universities, agencies and advocacy groups—plays a role in this exciting endeavor to improve health around the world.
mHIMSS is the globally-focused mobile initiative of HIMSS a not-for-profit organization focused on the optimal use of information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. mHIMSS is a platform to convene, educate and engage industry stakeholders, to advance healthcare through the best use of mobile and wireless Information Technology. mHIMSS is grounded in three areas of focus central to the effective and efficient use of mobile enabled technologies in Healthcare.
Organization Name: Southern California Biotechnology Center Organization description: The Southern California Biotechnology Center at San Diego Miramar College (SCBC) provides customized training and degree and certificate programs in Applied Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Technology and Wireless Health. By partnering with industry the SCBC provides support to students and incumbent workers through special trainings, [...]
The Wireless Health Institute at UCLA believes that tiny sensors, including accelerometers, gyroscopes, force transducers, and visual and sound recorders worn on the body and in clothing, will become essential components for the delivery of health care and health maintenance. Sensors created by micro- and nanotechnologies will simplify communications with health providers seamlessly over Internet and WIFI transmission via phones and other convenient devices.
The USC Center for Body Computing is a leader in the brave new world of connected healthcare, in which medicine, engineering, communications, and entertainment are synthesized into a new paradigm.