- This past week, FCC Chairman Genachowski hosted a discussion with several leaders in wireless health technology to discuss the promise of mobile communications devices for improving health care and lowering costs. The Chairman’s summit included senior executives and leaders from companies at the forefront of mHealth, including Philips, Qualcomm, Verizon, and Medtronic, as well as startups such as MedApps, Telcare, TheCarrot, and WellDoc. Also present were non-profits, including the West Wireless Health Institute and the Alfred Mann Foundation, hospital leaders, and government experts from various agencies. The Chairman announced a plan for enhanced spectrum access for testing new wireless health innovations, with the goal of speeding new mHealth technologies to market. More information about the summit is available here.
- The U.S. Department of Energy and the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) will hold the Critical Infrastructure Communications Policy Summit on June 19, 2012, in Washington, DC. The Summit will focus on “aligning policies, technologies and communications networks that support integrating variable energy resources, optimizing the use of existing resources, supporting smart cities, and public safety communications to ensure the health, safety and welfare of Americans.” More information regarding the Summit is available here.
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