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In Your Hands: How Mobile Technology Impacts Healthcare

April 5, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location University Hall - Conference Center - 7th Floor
CostFree, but please pre-register at Meetup link provided.More Information InFeliciano Center for Entrepreneurship
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Join us as we explore how apps for smartphones and tablets are empowering patients and care teams to communicate and share information more effectively. This is part of the ‘mHealth,’ a sub-segment of eHealth which is the burgeoning use of electronic records, computers and IT in the delivery of health care. Why should you care about mHealth? Besides the impact it will have (or already has had!) on you and your family, mHealth is poised to play a big role in the $100B+ Health IT marketplace. What opportunities exist for entrepreneurs to enter this marketplace?

The event will include presentations by three experts, including Dr. Peter S. Tippett, a nationally recognized expert on mHealth and one of the top thought leaders in this area. The experts will discuss mHealth from the cutting-edge perspective of balancing security with the seamless use of the technology across different networks.

Peter S. Tippett, MD, PhD, former Chief Medical Officer for Verizon and renowned Health IT innovator will keynote this event and discuss the unique advantages and challenges of using mobile apps in care coordination and patient centered care.

Brian Benson, Manager of Enterprise Systems, and Modi Boutrs, Team Lead of Enterprise Development and Solutions, from Hackensack University Medical Center will present the HUMC mobile app used for enrolling and engaging patients more efficiently.

Tom Foley, Director, Global Health Solutions Strategy, Lenovo Health

Presentations will be followed by Q&A when attendees can ask the experts questions about mobile technology in healthcare.

Event is free, and food will be served! Please pre-register at:

6-6:45 p.m. Networking with food
6:45-7 p.m. Welcome remarks and 1-minute pitches from audience
7-7:20 p.m. Dr. Tippett keynote address
7:20-7:40 p.m. Dr. Rab HUMC app presentation
7:40-8:00 p.m. Tom Foley presentation
8:00-8:30 p.m. Q&A session led by Dr. Tippett

Directions and parking info: Park in the Red Hawk Deck on campus, exit the deck on Level 5 and proceed straight up the walkway (soccer field will be on your left). At the new Feliciano School of Business building, turn right and go up the outdoor staircase. University Hall will be straight ahead once you reach the top of the steps. Campus map with directions. (Please note the map in that link is old--the tennis courts shown on the map is where the Feliciano School of Business building now stands.)

Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram: #MSUmeetup and @FelicianoCenter

Event is presented by the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, DataMotion, Lenovo Health, Hackensack University Medical Center and NJ-HIMSS.

Speaker bios:

Peter Tippett, MD, PhD, is considered a pioneer and foremost authority on health IT – with diverse credits ranging from serving on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) to creating the first commercial anti-virus product. Tippett most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer and VP of industry solutions at Verizon. Tippett has led the computer security industry for more than 20 years, initially as a vendor of security products, and more recently as a key strategist. He is widely credited with creating the first commercial anti-virus product that later became Norton AntiVirus. Tippett is frequently quoted and has written many articles and papers on enterprise information technology, health IT and information security. 

Tom Foley has over 25 years of experience in information technology across many industries. His career started as the lead system programmer in the national automation of the UPS telephone center from paper to electronic format; he was also involved in several other innovative initiatives at UPS including the prototyping of the first Package Confirmation device. As well, Mr. Foley served as the Data Network Design Manager during the initial deployment of one of the first national wireless data networks, so he understands mobility from the outset embracing wireless data. For the last 15 years, Mr. Foley has applied his expertise in Health IT, having several leadership roles with leading EHR vendors. Mr. Foley has been involved in several strategic initiatives such as migrating EHR platforms from client server to cloud-based models, rollout of Health Information, Patient Portals/Patient Engagement, and rollout of Direct Messaging to 43,000 subscribers. Mr. Foley is well versed on Meaningful use and related regulatory matters. He is currently the Global Health Solutions Strategy Manager for Lenovo Health, focused on coupling technology with workflows and the different stakeholders across the continuum of care.