HIMSS announced that it has named its inaugural mHealth (mobile health) Committee. The committee, which will formally launch July 1, 2014, will be composed of the following 12 individuals, all of whom will share their various levels of expertise and experience for the benefit of industry:
• Robert Jarrin, senior director of government affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated (chair of mHealth Committee);
• Kevin Lasser, CEO of JEMS Technology;
• Nick van Terheyden, MD, CMIO of Nuance Communications;
• Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA, MHSA, health economist and blogger for THINK;
• Mallesh Murugesan, MS, MBA, founder and CEO of Abeyon;
• Harry Greenspun, MD, senior advisor for Deloitte Consulting;
• Richard Grondek, director of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association;
• Mony Weschler, chief app strategist architect for Montefiore;
• Brian Balow, member of Dickinson Wright;
• Brian Rothman, MD, medical director of perioperative for Vanderbilt University;
• David Scher, MD, director/owner of DLS Healthcare Consulting; and
• Morgan Reed, executive director of the Association for Competitive Technology.
mHIMSS is the globally-focused mobile initiative of HIMSS focused on the use of mobile technologies to improve quality, accessibility, safety, and cost-effectiveness of care. The Mobile Health Community leverages strengths of HIMSS by convening stakeholders, sharing knowledge, providing world-class education, public policy, and research.
"Mobile health is the answer to the many woes of our health care system, however, there are many unique challenges that must be and will be addressed by the committee," says Lasser.