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Digital Home World Summit looks at digital health as key area of growth

Digital Home World SummitConnected home event provides insight into the growing opportunities in the healthcare smart service market

London, 14 May 2013 – As the connected home industry grows and Smart Home technologies advance, a huge impact is being made on the digital healthcare sector that could revolutionise health systems and the way care is delivered to patients. Leaders in the digital healthcare field will throw a spotlight on the issue of Improving Life Quality Through Remote Healthcare at this year’s Digital Home World Summit, taking place 18-19 June in London.

In 2012 venture capital funding of digital health radically increased, with investors injecting a 46 per cent increase in money and a 56 per cent rise in deals in healthcare compared with 2011. With cumulative funding totalling $1.4 billion last year (2012)[1], the industry looks set to continue to thrive.

As part of the Digital Home World Summit programme, Sébastien Marché, Director for Strategic Operations, Orange Healthcare, will speak about The Game-changing Potential of Home-based Patient Cares. Marché will address facilitating the growth of home-based patient care, chronic disease remote management, the move by device manufacturers from a one shot ‘medical devices’ strategy to ‘connected medical devices’ and enabling the automatic flow of patient data from patient to caregiver via connected medical devices.

In addition Eda Uluca, Head of Division at Turkcell, will look at Achieving Healthcare Reform Through Remote Healthcare Projects.  Uluca will tackle mobile information and knowledge portals for healthcare practitioners, remote monitoring and education of chronic disease patients via mobile communication technologies, user and patient friendly mobile health technologies and cost effective use of the latest communication technologies for a sustainable m-health system.

“Demand and expectation of Smart services are growing and the healthcare industry is taking huge leaps and becoming an increasingly significant area of growth in the industry,” said Kamelija Stefanova, Research Manager at Informa Telecoms and Media. “Technology is transforming the way that medicine is practiced and care is delivered to patients, and investment is on the rise. This trend looks set to continue in 2013 and beyond, and our event provides the ideal platform for important assessment and discussion.”

The conference and exhibition will take place at the Hilton Paddington in London on 18-19 June. To view the full event programme and register for Digital Home World Summit, please visit http://www.digitalhomeworldsummit.com/. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on twitter by following @DIGITALHOMEWS.

[1] Source: Rock Health, 2012 Year-End Funding Report

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