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Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Joins Opening Keynote Line-Up at 2010 mHealth Summit

Park to open leading mobile technology and health conference alongside Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes for Health

(PresseBox) (Washington, ) Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will join Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health in delivering the opening keynote address at the 2010 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., on November 8th.

"We look forward to hearing Mr. Park's perspective on how the Department of Health and Human Services, the United State's principal agency focused on health, is implementing mobile technologies to deliver programs and services that protect and improve the health of all Americans," said Richard Scarfo, Director of the mHealth Summit. HHS is one of the U.S. government's largest agencies representing almost a quarter of all federal spending as well as administering more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined.

The 2010 mHealth Summit is organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in partnership with the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health. The event will take place November 8-10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., and will bring together the research, technology, policy, and business communities.

Todd Park

Todd Park is the former co-founder and board director of AthenaHealth, a practice-management company. Prior to his position at AthenaHealth, Park was a healthcare-management consultant with Booz Allen and Hamilton. He has also served a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on health IT and health reform policy, and as senior health care adviser to Ashoka, where he helped start a venture to bring affordable telehealth, drugs, diagnostics, and clean water to rural India.

Park joins an impressive lineup of keynote speakers including: Bill Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Ted Turner, Chairman, United Nations Foundation; Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer; Francis S. Collins, Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health; Dr. Judith Rodin, President, the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean of Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health and former Minister of Health, Mexico, and Tom Wheeler, chairman of the mHealth Alliance partnership board.

In addition to these keynote addresses, the conference program features seven Super Sessions on critical issues in mHealth that include topics such as Optimizing Privacy and Data Security, Regulatory and Policy Perspectives, Lessons Learned Around the Globe, Comparative Effectiveness Research and mHealth, and more. Six conference tracks and side sessions explore topics such as Economics and mFinance, the use of mobile technologies to improve Maternal and Child Health, Health Behavior & Mobile Technology, and mHealth and Emergency Response.

Further information is available at www.mHealthSummit.org.

About the mHealth Summit

The 2010 mHealth Summit, a partnership of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), the National Institutes of Health and the mHealth Alliance, is the leading U.S. conference advancing cross-sector collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes. The 2010 mHealth Summit, to be held November 8-10 at the Walter E. Convention Center, will connect leaders in government, private sector/industry, academia and not-for-profit organizations to advance discussion and decision-making related to the intersection of mobile technology, health research, and policy in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit www.mhealthsummit.org.

ShowStoppers is a partner and the official sales, marketing and media agent of the mHealth Summit.

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