HIMSS Takes Over mHealth Summit

Eric Wicklund | Government Health IT | February 16, 2012

Last year, HIMSS became an organizing partner for the mHealth Summit, a three-day event in Washington D.C. that attracted a wide range of academics, providers and entrepreneurs interested in the mobile healthcare landscape. Officials of the Chicago-based organization must have liked what they saw – they now own the event.

This year’s summit will take place Dec. 3-5 at the Gaylord. The theme will be “Connecting the Mobile Health Ecosystem.” HIMSS officials made the announcement Thursday, adding the three-year-old conference and exhibition to its growing list of resources for physicians and other healthcare providers.

“It’s a natural next step,” said Richard Scarfo, HIMSS’ vice president of vendor events, who directed the summit for the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health before being hired by HIMSS. “HIMSS sees this event as a developed, branded, recognized and successful event, and we want to bring that into the fold.”...