Walgreens' chief medical officer Harry Leider will open 6th annual mHealth Summit


WASHINGTON — The mHealth Summit on Wednesday announced that Walgreens' chief medical officer Harry Leider will open the 6th annual Summit with a keynote address on Dec. 8.  


Walgreens is the lead sponsor of the new Consumer/Patient Engagement Pavilion at this year's mHealth Summit. The pavilion will focus on the application of wearables, sensors, trackers and other devices for aging independently, as well as personal health technologies that are being implemented within clinical practice or adopted by consumers for health self-management. 


Leider has more than 20 years of experience as a physician executive in a variety of innovative healthcare organizations. At Walgreens, he is responsible for ensuring enterprise-wide health and wellness service offerings and outcomes that provide customer value and improve patient lives. Walgreens has launched a number of mobile health (mHealth) programs to encourage healthy behaviors and engage individuals to better manage their wellness. 


"We are delighted Dr. Leider will be a featured keynote speaker at the mHealth Summit, representing one of the leading organizations committed to engaging consumers in health self-improvement, and enhancing customer experience, through personal connected health technologies," said Richard Scarfo, director, mHealth Summit, and VP Personal Connected Health Alliance. "This year, the Summit is creating unique programming for healthcare providers, payers and the life sciences industry, adding to our diverse delegation. Dr. Leider's perspective and experience in critical areas, including disease management, medication adherence and managed care, will be of great interest to our attendees."


The mHealth Summit, a global conference and expo focused on the intersection of mobile/ wireless and healthcare delivery, will include discussions on the mobile health ecosystem and the future of innovation.


Taking place Dec. 7-11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in the Washington, D.C., area, the mHealth Summit will put a spotlight on disruptive innovation, evidence, research, trends, opportunities and big ideas shaping an emerging global shift in healthcare that puts consumers at the center and makes health-and-wellness an engaging part of everyday life.


mHealth Summit convenes domestic and international thought leaders in healthcare, technology and industry, government officials, researchers, advocates and investors to advance the use of mobile and connected health tools and facilitate their integration into healthcare delivery. It is part of the newly formed Personal Connected Health Alliance, an international non-profit established by Continua, mHealth Summit and HIMSS to represent the consumer voice in personal connected health.


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