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Announcement from Paul Sonnier to Wireless Health LinkedIn Group Members – July 22, 2011

July 23, 2011

I sent the following announcement to 6,500 Wireless Health LinkedIn Group Members on July 22, 2011:

It’s coming up on the two-year anniversary since I founded the Wireless Health group. From the start, my objective has been to provide professional connectivity and knowledge sharing with the mission of catalyzing global wireless health and mHealth solution development, commercialization, and adoption. I believe that these solutions are enabling personal health empowerment, delivering healthcare quality improvements, expanding access to care, and reducing overall consumer and healthcare system costs – all while improving the health and well-being of all of us. In spite of the challenges and systemic barriers that currently exist, these opportunities are profound and, by continuing to work together, imminently achievable.

As a social entrepreneur, I have eschewed commercialization that would have detracted from efforts to achieve these important objectives. Fortunately, my new role at the nonprofit Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance has been both symbiotic and essential for me to maintain my commitment and focus. And while I continue to learn the best ways to curate and moderate the Wireless Health group, deliver value to current WLSA partner companies and associations (and induct new members), as is often the case, it’s the positive feedback from group members that reinforces the validity of my vision and sustains my passion.

For example, just today, after a very busy week – which included a flurry of activity related to the FDA’s release of draft guidance on mobile medical apps (I’m quoted in this article) – the following feedback I received from Jeffrey Herzfeld really meant a lot to me (Jeff graciously allowed me to use his name):


Just a quick note here. While I haven’t actively participated in conversation on the Wireless Health LinkedIn group, I read it on nearly a daily basis. I have to say that this is probably one of the best sites on LinkedIn, as it always is on topic and creates high level feedback.

Excellent work—thanks for your passion and interest.


So, thank you again, Jeff, as well as all of the members of the group, including the frequent contributors (who provide the aforementioned high level feedback), the content creators, plus the majority of folks who, like Jeff, actively monitor what’s happening in order to inform their work. Every role is vital and contributes to achieving the previously stated goals.

Please tell your friends and colleagues about the group so that we derive further benefits from the network effect.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Paul Sonnier

Founder, 6,500 Member Wireless Health group on LinkedIn

VP, Partner Development, Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance


Wireless Health Daily (Tweets in the categories of #wirelesshealth and #mHealth) (you can subscribe via the link)

Upcoming WLSA Events in San Diego, CA:

Wireless Health 2011 Academic Industry Conference (Oct 10-13) (~600 expected attendees)

7th Annual Convergence Summit (May 23-24, 2012)

Recent Media:

Highest-risk mobile medical apps are focus of FDA’s draft guidance

Barriers to the mHealth Revolution

Online community builder Sonnier joins Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance

Creating a Consumer Movement in Wireless Health

Value Creation: Wireless Health Companies at the Fore


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