Mobile Health - A leading association's perspective (Hosted by the Mobile & Health IT SIGs)




    Mobile health continues to be one of the hottest topics in Healthcare IT. Come hear the CEO of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance and the CEO of Scanadu discuss their perspectives on a digital and wireless technologies enablement ecosystem. The integration of medicine, science, technology, engineering and big data analytics that will deliver improved wellness and cost effective health care and outcomes.

    We are also inviting mobile health companies to provide some table top demonstrations. (There is still room for a few more. If your organization wants to ask to be included, send a message via the "contact" link on the Meetup page at

    This event is co-hosted with the Mobile Internet SIG and the Health IT SIG.

    Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (

    Vision: A future in which healthcare is connected, consumer-centric, distributed and integrated seamlessly across all providers irrespective of the venue.

    Mission: to create open and honest conferences and forums, in the real and virtual world, where we bring together the individuals and organizations who will create constructive cross-functional dialogue on health and healthcare delivery. These discussions lead to collaboration to develop and deploy new cross-functional multi-disciplinary solutions.

    Scanadu (

    In November 2012, Scanadu, a new personalized health electronics company, unveiled the first three products in its family of consumer health tools: Scanadu SCOUT, Project ScanaFlu and Project ScanaFlo. Based at NASA-Ames Research Center, Scanadu is using mobile, sensor and social technology to ensure this is the last generation to know so little about our health. The newly introduced home diagnostic tools are set to be the biggest innovation in home medicine since the invention of the thermometer.

    For background on remote monitoring for healthcare, see presentations posted in November 2012 at:

    Moderator: David M. Snyder, 42TEK, Inc.


    Robert B. McCray is the President & CEO of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, Chairman of Alliance Healthcare Foundation, Member of the Boards of Directors of Midmark Corporation and CONNECT, and Special Advisor to TripleTree LLC and several companies.

    Previously, Mr. McCray served as Chairman, President and CEO of HealthCap, Inc., a successful venture capital-backed physician practice management company; as President, COO and early investor in Digital On-Demand, Inc., a technology company operating the ReDotNet music distribution system in major retail chains; as Managing Director of Caremark Physician Resources, a division of Baxter; and co-founder and Chairman of OnCall Medicine, Inc., a medical house calls company. Prior to his business career, Rob practiced healthcare regulatory and transactional law for 15 years and created a focused inter-disciplinary healthcare law firm and consultancy with a national client base.


    Walter De Brouwer, Ph.D., is the CEO of Scanadu. He is an entrepreneur and investor, and has been many things: an academic, a publisher of computer magazines in the 80′s, an internet entrepreneur and a telecom operator in the 90′s, an extreme science lab chief and a banker until 2007. He holds an M.A. in linguistics and a Ph.D. in semiotics. He is a student of formal grammars, parsers, Nikola Tesla patents and deconstructionism. His wife says he is an anarchist as long as he is in charge.



    Added Speaker:

    Thomas Schlumpberger, VP, Business Development, AliveCor.  Thomas currently holds the position of VP Business Development at AliveCor, a leading cardiac mobile/digital health company.  Prior to that he was Chief Commercial Officer at Locus Development, an NGS based genetic testing company.  Thomas also held senior positions with Epocal, Life Technologies (f/k/a Applied Biosystems), Nektar Therapeutics and Affymetrix.   He was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and received his Ph.D. in Molecular & Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley.

    AliveCor's Heart Monitor, which works with the iPhone 4 and 4S, is cleared by the FDA for sale in the licensed medical professionals and prescribed patients, to record, display, store, and transfer single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms.

    Table Top Demonstrations Added:

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    Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

    Northern California Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
    Patient Engagement: Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement.
    “…a cutting-edge day focused on Patient Engagement. We'll cover varied topics including ready access to the data, tools and information that will empower. We will also celebrate some of the individuals and communities working toward the goal of patients as true partners in their healthcare.” Location: Northbay Health System - Fairfield, CA

    Links for Agenda and Registration: and


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    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    The Future of Diagnostics: Consumer Driven Medicine


    VLAB is the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum

    "What if the first step diagnosing your health was done by you, in your home, at your convenience? What if you could leverage new technology to see your fertility cycles, determine whether you have the flu or just a cold, monitor a chronic condition, or update your eyeglass prescription?"

    Moderator: Daniel Kraft, M.D., Executive Director, FutureMed, Faculty Chair of Medicine, Singularity University


    Walter De Brouwer, CEO of SCANADU

    Dr. David Albert, Founder and Chief Medical Officer at AliveCor

    Anne DeGheest, HealthTech Capital, Managing Director and Founder

    Link for details and registration:




    April 4th Agenda: 
    6:30pm Arrival and network and table top demonstrations
    7:00pm Speaker I | WLSA. CEO
    7:45pm Speaker II | Scanadu CEO
    8:30pm Open q and a
    9:00pm Adjourn
    $20 at the door for non-SVForum members
    No charge for SVForum members
    No registration required

    DLA Piper
    2000 University Avenue
    E. Palo Alto, CA