The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) said this week that its forthcoming ninth annual Convergence Summit will focus on achieving broader global adoption of technology-enabled health care when the event gets underway next month.
This newfound focus comes at a time when the pace of innovation in connected health and personal health solutions is “accelerating,” the organization says.
“The technology sector has ‘discovered’ the health care market, so tech is not the problem; we have an adoption issue,” explains WLSA President and CEO Robert B. McCray. “We have the tools and knowledge to fix a broken healthcare model. Now we need to overcome the barriers to the adoption of connected health so ‘engaged health consumers’ throughout the world will realize the benefits that technology is poised to deliver. The emergence of the engaged health consumer movement and its impact on the health care system will be the key theme of this year’s conference.”