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The West Wireless Health Institute welcomed policymakers, healthcare industry leaders, innovators and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials to its inaugural Health Care Innovation Day (HCI-DC) on October 12, 2010.

Approximately 340 people participated in the event, in person and via webcast. Attendees represented eight federal agencies and a diverse group of public and private stakeholders. In addition, 30 companies demonstrated the breadth of wireless and mobile health technology. All of this with the goal of enabling a thriving ecosystem and spurring innovations that will make it easier – and more cost-effective – to deliver health care to veterans and all Americans.

To highlight and promote participation in the Veterans Affairs Innovation Initiative (VAi2), WWHI issued a $10,000 challenge to innovators to create an original wireless sensor or application that connects patients with their Veterans Health Care provider and targets one or more identified health conditions affecting veterans, such as polytrauma. Click here for more details.

Featured Speakers:

  • Don Casey, Chief Executive Officer, WWHI
  • Scott Gould, Deputy Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer and Associate Director for Technology, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Adam Darkins, Chief Consultant for Telehealth Services, VA
  • Peter Levin, Chief Technology Officer, VA
  • Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Jonah J. Czerwinski, Director, VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2)
  • Joseph Smith, Chief Medical and Science Officer, WWHI