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A venture capitalist's view of mobile health

How are mobile technologies expected to change fundamentally the business of healthcare? Mobile solutions ranging from simple smartphone apps to comprehensive clinical management systems are increasingly used to provide medical care in hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices. But perhaps the largest game-changing frontier is how mobile technologies will help consumers -- patients and their caregivers -- become intimately involved with the active management of their health and wellness.

9/27/2012
When: 9/27/2012
6:30 PM
Where: Tiato Restaurant
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, California  90404
United States
Contact: Richard Koffler


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LAVA Healthcare joins forces this month with our sister interest group Mobile LAVA to explore the world of mobile health, aka mhealth.

The panel will dig into how mobile technologies are expected to change fundamentally the business of healthcare. Mobile solutions ranging from simple smartphone apps to comprehensive clinical management systems are increasingly used to provide medical care in hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices. But perhaps the largest game-changing frontier is how mobile technologies will help consumers -- patients and their caregivers -- become intimately involved with the active management of their health and wellness.

The meeting will feature guest speaker Jack Young, managing director of the Qualcomm Life Fund (part ofQualcomm Ventures), a $100M venture-capital fund focused on the emerging wireless and connected-health space, including wellness and fitness, chronicdisease care, remote diagnosis and monitoring, healing and aging in place, and health informatics. Jack currently serves as a board observer at Airstrip, AliveCor, Telcare, PixSense, Jana, uCIRRUS, Validity and Visage Mobile.Prior to Qualcomm Ventures, Jack was executive vice president and US Country Manager at ZTECorporation (SEHK: 0763), the world’s fifth-largest telecom equipment maker headquartered inShenzhen, China, where he helped establish the company's US market presence. Previously he was a sales andmarketing executive at Nokia following the acquisition of Silicon-Valley based startup Amber Networksfor $421M where he was founding AVP of marketing. Early in his career, he held marketing and businessdevelopment positions at 3Com, GDC, and Nortel. Jack holds an MSEE from the University of Calgary and anMBA from McGill University.

The panel's moderator will be Richard Koffler, producer of LAVA Healthcare, past president of LAVA, and a life-sciences entrepreneur currently incubating early-stage ventures VAL9000 and Viderics. He is a member of the Tech Coast Angels, an advisor to the California Emerging Technology Fund, and board vice-chair of El Centro Latino for Literacy. He holds computer science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley.

The meeting's format will be highly interactive. Following a few introductory minutes by the moderator, the floor will open to questions from the audience.

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