National eHealth Innovation Series with Health 2.0, to Kick Off with the New England Summit on October 27th at MA Medical Society

National eHealth Innovation Series with Health 2.0, to Kick Off with the New England Summit on October 27th at MA Medical Society











eHealth Innovation Summit


(PRWEB) August 19, 2011

The National eHealth Innovation Series is excited to announce its inaugural event, New England Summit, will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods (http://www.conferencecenteratwalthamwoods.com), part of the state-of-the-art headquarters of the Massachusetts Medical Society.  Event organizer ARRAHealth is also thrilled to announce that Health 2.0, a leader in health innovation conferences, media, and technology is joining the event as the lead co-sponsor.

“With a world class Advisory Board, venue and partners like Health 2.0, the New England Summit is poised for great success,” said Mark Stevens, CEO of ARRAHealth.  Jean Luc Neptune, Senior Vice President of Health 2.0 agreed, saying “Health 2.0 is excited to participate in and support this first of its kind joint effort to accelerate eHealth innovation and adoption nationwide.” Health 2.0 recently received a multi-million contract from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to conduct health IT innovation competitions around the country.  Learn more about Health 2.0 visit: http://health2con.

The National eHealth Innovation Series/New England Summit represents the first in a planned series of regional summits bringing together cutting-edge health care providers and payors with innovative early-stage health care information technology companies to showcase and accelerate eHealth innovation across the nation.  The New England Summit will pair an eHealth Innovation Open, which seeks through competition to recognize and award outstanding new health information technology (IT) solutions, with speed-dating sessions matching top innovative health care and solution providers. 

Why is innovation and entrepreneurship important?  According to Wil Yu, Special Assistant for Innovation at the ONC, “the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is directly supporting innovation in health IT to accelerate the nation’s progress toward a 1 of 2 high-performing, adaptive health care system.” Scott Case, CEO of the Obama administration’s new StartUp America Partnership, agreed, noting that “driving American entrepreneurship is critical to creating jobs and sustaining our nation’s global leadership.”  The eHealth Innovations Series/New England Summit is in line with and supports the objectives of the Office of the ONC, its programs and initiatives, including the StartUp America Partnership, announced by the White House in February which seeks to encourage investments in new technologies and businesses through efforts such as the creation of Innovation Exchanges.  For more information, please visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/startup-america-public or http://www.hhs.gov/open/initiatives/startupamerica/index.html.

The eHealth Innovation Series/New England Summit is now seeking the participation of Hospitals and Healthcare Provider Organizations and Payors from across New England plus Innovative eHealth Start-Ups from across the country, along with the support of industry partners & sponsors.  The New England Summit through Health 2.0 will solicit applications from health IT entrepreneurs nationwide and, with the assistance of a world-class Advisory Board, match ten (10) finalists with ten regional (10) providers and payors for a series of educational and match-making sessions with the end goal of standing up a minimum of a dozen (12) new eHealth innovation pilots across the six states which make up New England – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  A limited number of tickets will be made available to the public to participate in this historic event.  Future innovation event locations & dates may include:  Atlanta/Jan ’12; Las Vegas/Feb ’12; Chicago/May ’12; San Francisco/Sept ’12 and Washington, DC/Dec ’12.  For more information regarding the New England Summit, including an event agenda, event ticketing and how payors, providers and entrepreneurs can participate, please visit us at: http://www.ehealthinnovationseries.com or contact Mark Stevens at mstevens(at)ehealthinnovationseries(dot)com.   

About Health 2.0

Health 2.0: The conference. The media network. The Innovation Community. The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge technologies in health care, including Online Communities, Search and lightweight Tools for consumers to manage their health and connect to providers online. The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge is a series of prize competitions promoting health technology innovation. Health 2.0 also has its own media channels, Health 2.0 News and Health 2.0 TV; its own market intelligence service, Health 2.0Advisors; and also sponsors the Health 2.0 Accelerator industry consortium. Health 2.0 was founded by Indu Subaiya & Matthew Holt in 2007 and is now a community of hundreds of organizations and thousands of innovators.Learn more about Health 2.0 visit: http://health2con.

About ARRAHealth

ARRAHealth is a healthcare information technology consulting, events planning and professional services and systems integrator organization with deep and broad industry/domain knowledge and contacts, a passion for innovation and collaboration and a commitment to providing outstanding client service and cost-effective, uncompromising results.  ARRAHealth’s mission is to improve the health of the average patient and their families through the identification and development of health information technology, as well as strategies to facilitate its optimal use. ARRAHealth will develop and deploy strategies, solutions and services to enable various care coordination models by collaborating with providers, payers, public entities and patients to improve care delivery, outcomes and efficiency.

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