I sent the following announcement to 9,870+ Digital Health LinkedIn Group Members on March 27, 2012:
Welcome to Digital Health! – The Wireless Health Group Has Evolved
Dear Wireless Health – now Digital Health – group members,
I’m excited to announce that the Wireless Health group is now the Digital Health group.
As you may recall from a previous group announcement, I recently expanded the topical scope of the group to encompass the complete super-convergence taking place between digital technologies and the medical cocoon, as Dr. Eric Topol describes it. The group’s purview also captures consumer-focused, non-clinical digital solutions focused on sports, fitness, health and wellness markets. These can be considered preventive medicine.
The 8 macro, digital technology trends converging with – and transforming – health and healthcare include:
– Wireless Sensors and Devices
– Social Networking
– Mobile Connectivity and Bandwidth
– Health Information Systems
– Computing Power and the Data Universe
The key to it all is the health consumer, writ large, who has the potential to catalyze digital health adoption.
The group’s raison d’être is both to capture the ongoing zeitgeist and catalyze what Dr. Topol describes as “the creative destruction of medicine”. This is truly an exciting time and I’m delighted to have you in the group, where your membership alone helps to catalyze the digital transformation of health.
For a comprehensive listing of relevant health innovation and investor conferences occurring around the globe, please visit the global health innovation event list on my website.
I’d like to thank group member Avinash Birnale, VP, Technology & Head, Mobility Development at Endeavour Software Technologies, for his help with the logo! Endeavor company website:http://www.techendeavour.com/
Lastly, here’s a great video from Dr. Topol’s appearance yesterday on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show.
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