Coming soon - 2008 RFID/Wireless Healthcare/Pharma Symposium, October 15, 2008. For further information email:healthcare@winmec.ucla.edu


We are pleased to announce a special Healthcare Technology Forum - Wireless, RFID and I.T. on October 17th alongside our Annual RFID Executive Conference. At this forum leaders in Healthcare will speak on their Wireless, RFID and Electronics research activities and how these technologies are benefiting their enterprises. This forum is linked to UCLA-WINMEC's RFID research (http://winmec.ucla.edu/rfid) and to WINMEC's RFID/Wireless for Healthcare/Medicine Quality Research Program.

Wireless, RFID and Information Technologies are being increasingly used in healthcare for monitoring health of patients, keeping track of medical equipment, finding nurses or doctors in hospitals, tracking blood for blood banks, tracking e-pedigree of drugs, prevention of counterfeit of medicines, etc. Benefits of using these technologies in hospitals include improvement of healthcare quality, cost reduction, medication error reduction, increased operational efficiency, improved billing accuracy, rapid location of assets/personnel, increased through-put of patients, reduction in counterfeit medications, etc.

The technologies of Wireless, RFID and I.T. systems that support the Healthcare Industry are therefore getting the attention of Chief Medical Officers, Healthcare Chief Information Officers, Chief Enterprise Risk Officers, Quality Improvement Directors, and, Medical Practitioners at Hospitals, Healthcare providing organizations, Insurance Companies, Health Quality monitoring organizations, Pharmacies, etc. While these technologies connect to the last mile, the data they generate is put to use along with the medical process flow and healthcare business logic along with various database-enabled secure systems such as Electronic Health Records or Electronic Medical Records (EHR, EMR) to provide value to the healthcare organization and their employees. The WINMEC Healthcare/Medicine initiative aims to bring together U.S.-based leaders in Healthcare to share ideas on how Wireless/RFID/information technologies can help this industry over the next 10 years.

Speaker Nominations are open : Nominate a Speaker

Current Speakers

Ramakrishna (Ram) Akella Professor & Director UCSC
David Butler Chair HIMSS RFID Special Interest Group
Scott Coffin Director, LMOD Operations Blue Shield of California
Leonardo Estevez Wireless Technology Strategist Texas Instruments
Valeriy Nenov Professor, Division of Neurosurgery UCLA
Manish Rai Director of Product Marketing Motorola

Current Speakers in RFID Executive Forum

Sylvain Bureau Professor ESCP-EAP
John Compisi Director Solutions Consulting - Americas Savi Technology-A Lockheed Martin Company
Rajit Gadh Professor & Director UCLA - WINMEC
Marty Holyfield Sr. Systems Engineer - SEIT Northrop Grumman Space and Mission System
Uday Karmarkar Research Director - CMIE, Professor UCLA Anderson School of Management
Terry Mohn Enterprise Architect/Technology Strategist Sempra Energy/The Gas Company
Matt Montour IT Development Manager Maersk
Tim Newsom Global Marketing Retail & Supply Chain NXP Semiconductors
Mike O'Shea Global Director, Auto-ID Sensing Technologies Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Brian Hajime Ogata Chair WCA RFID Special Interest Group
Guillaume Oget RFID Solutions Manager Hewlett Packard
Seog-Chan Oh Researcher General Motors
Jeff Schaengold Senior RFID Product Manager Siemens Energy & Automation
Emily Sopensky Business consultant The Iris Company, IEEE RFID
Edward Thompson Director of IP Licensing HP
Victor Vega Director, Technical Marketing Alien Technology Corporation
Theresa Weiss Terminal Systems Coordinator Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Healthcare speakers at previous WINMEC forums:

John Wade VP/CIO Saint Luke's Health System
Dave Marzouk RFID Solution Director SAP
In Mun VP Research & Technology AHMC
Ken Reich Director of Global Marketing & Public Relations TAGSYS
Richard Schaeffer Vice President and Chief Information Officer St. Clair Hospital
Salil Pradhan CTO HP RFID Program Hewlett Packard,
J. Aaron Graham VP & CSO Purdue Pharma L.P.
Lew Kontnik Dir. Brand Protection/Bus Continuity Amgen
Scott Blanchette VP, CTO and CSO Healthways
Steve Cooper CIO American Red Cross
David Muntz SVP & CIO Baylor Health Care System
Gary Ahwah CIO PacifiCare, A UnitedHealthcare

Who should attend:

  • Health care practitioners
  • Health Care administrators
  • Insurance companies
  • Doctors
  • Nurses and Staff
  • Technology providers
  • Electronic Health Record Companies
  • Medical equipment and device makers
  • Pharmaceutical organizations
  • Healthcare equipment and supplies manufacturers
  • I.T. organizations
  • Sponsors

    WINMEC, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, BIT

    ETRI, HP, Intel, Intelleflex, ISMB, Kestrel Wireless, Lucent Technologies, Microsoft Corp., Mobio Networks, Motorola Inc., QUALCOMM, Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, Raytheon, Satyam, SIEMENS, Stradling Yocca Carlson Rauth, Tata Consultancy Services, Verizon Wireless

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