Powell to Discuss mHealth Quality & Security

BOSTON– July 17, 2014: Adam C. Powell, Ph.D., President of Payer+Provider Syndicate, has been invited to speak at mHealth + Telehealth World 2014. He will participate on a panel titled Overcome Security and Privacy Issues and Understand Mobile Device and Mobile Application Regulations, which will be led by Adam Landman, MD, Chief Medical Innovation Officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He will speak alongside Kevin Littlefield, CISSP, Information Security Officer for Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization. During the panel, the discussants will discuss how the government is currently regulating the quality, security, and privacy of mHealth apps, in addition to steps that can be taken to improve the quality of apps.

Organized by World Congress, mHealth+Telehealth World is being held in Boston from July 22nd through 24th. The mission of the conference is to increase efficiency, encourage engagement, and ensure the sustainability of connected health programs. Keynote speakers at the conference include Wen Dombrowski, Srinivas Merugu, John Mattison, Sarah Sossong, David Balch, and Joseph Kvedar.

Dr. Powell’s participation in mHealth + Telehealth World follows two recent, related events. In May 2014, Dr. Powell spoke at the 16th Shanghai International Forum on Biotechnology and the Pharmaceutical Industry (Shanghai BIO-FORUM). His lecture, Are most mHealth apps useless?: A discussion of potential solutions to common problems, outlined critical factors in the success and failure of mHealth apps. Earlier that month, JAMA printed a Viewpoint article on the review and certification of mHealth apps which Dr. Powell had coauthored with Dr. Landman and David Bates.

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