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The Digital Health Update — Paul Sonnier Announcement to 17,000+ member Digital Health Group

May 20, 2013

I sent the following announcement to 17,688 Digital Health group members on May 20, 2013:

 

The Digital Health Update — Paul Sonnier Announcement to 17,000+ member Digital Health Group

 
Dear Digital Health group members,

In this update:

(1) Hollywood Actress Angelina Jolie Uses Digital Health (Genetics) to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
(2) Great Digital Health Video by Aol Studios
(3) Blueprint Health Summer Program Applications Open
(3) Featured Events: WLSA Convergence Summit + eHealth Initiative’s National Forum on Data & Analytics in Healthcare

 
(1) ANGELINA JOLIE USES DIGITAL HEALTH (GENETICS) TO REDUCE BREAST CANCER RISK

In a New York Times op-ed entitled “My Medical Choice”, actress Angelina Jolie revealed that she had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer. “I carry a ‘faulty’ gene”, Jolie wrote. The BRCA1 gene she carries sharply increases the risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Combined with her family history, Jolie’s risk was estimated at 87 percent, vs. an average of 65 percent for those with the gene. Following her procedures, Jolie’s risk is now estimated to be under 5%. The BRCA1 genetic test is recommended for those with a family history of breast cancer.
Group discussion: http://bit.ly/AngelinaJolieDHDiscuss
NY Times Op-Ed: http://bit.ly/AngelinaJolieBRCA1

 
(2) DIGITAL HEALTH VIDEO BY AOL STUDIOS

This is a phenomenally cool digital health video by Aol Studios featuring @iJustine.
FITNESS TECH: HARDWIRED – http://bit.ly/AoLiJustineDHVideo

 
(3) BLUEPRINT HEALTH SUMMER PROGRAM APPLICATIONS OPEN
I am a mentor and supporter of Blueprint Health, the New York City-based digital health startup accelerator. Their next program starts on July 8 and they’re now accepting applications from digital health startups. Blueprint Health helps early stage healthcare companies get started by providing access to a community of mentors, customers, and capital. Their companies have raised over $10 million in seed capital from some of the most well-known and respected healthcare VCs and angels. Having personally seen the progress that companies have made through Blueprint—and been impressed by the caliber of the teams and the accelerator’s leadership—I encourage all early stage digital health entrepreneurs to apply. http://bit.ly/BlueprintHealth

 
(4) FEATURED DIGITAL HEALTH EVENTS

 

WLSA CONVERGENCE SUMMIT — MAY 29-30 IN SAN DIEGO, CA
WLSA’s 8th annual Convergence Summit is their flagship event, where healthcare, technology and communication leaders tackle key issues facing the wireless health community. I’ve attended 4 years now and it has always captured the pulse of digital health, globally, plus provided prime networking with digital health leaders. http://bit.ly/WLSA2013

 
2013 NATIONAL FORUM ON DATA & ANALYTICS IN HEALTHCARE — AUGUST 1-2 IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
The 2nd Annual National Forum on Data and Analytics in Health Care will bring together providers, clinicians, payors, and researchers focused on the use of analytics to improve clinical, financial and administrative decisions at critical points in the health care system. Speakers will provide detailed and practical instruction on how to effectively manage and use data to ensure patients and providers receive the right information at the point of care. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the industry leaders. They’ll share with you their experiences and demonstrate the latest analytics products.
Digital Health LinkedIn group members save $100 by using registration code “DIGITAL” http://bit.ly/eHealthNatForum

 
Comprehensive global event list: http://www.wirelesshealthstrategies.com/events.html

 
Best regards,
Paul Sonnier

Founder, 17,000+ member Digital Health group on LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/DigitalHealthGroup
Head of Digital Health Strategy, Popper and Company: http://popperandco.com
Judge, XPRIZE’s Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE: http://nokiasensingxchallenge.org
Mentor, Blueprint Health: http://www.blueprinthealth.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Paul_Sonnier

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