February 29, 2012

Please join Alliance Healthcare Foundation on Friday, March 23rd for the 2012 Innovation in Healthcare Conference.

Presented in partnership with Qualcomm, our 3rd annual conference, Community Dialogue for Innovating our Future, provides forward-thinking strategies for facilitating high-functioning collaborations for social impact.  We believe that cross-sector, multi-organization partnerships are key to finding new solutions to the challenges of advancing health and wellness for those in need.

Professor Gary Mangiofico of Pepperdine University will deliver the event’s keynote speech on effective community dialogue, followed by interactive workshops where participants will gain hands-on knowledge in creating new collaborative structures for social change.

Gary is Associate Dean of Fully Employed and Executive Programs and a Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. As Associate Dean, he oversees the Executive MBA, Presidential and Key Executive MBA, M.S. in Organizational Development and Executive Education programs, as well as the Fully Employed MBA, Bachelor of Science in Management, and M.S. in Management and Leadership degree programs.

Qualcomm’s Erica Whinston will discuss the company’s Wireless Reach programs, specifically an exciting mobile health initiative in the Tijuana region.

As the Senior Manager of Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated, Erica leads a team who manage health care, education, public safety and environmental mobile technology projects.  Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach initiative supports programs and solutions that bring the benefits of connectivity to underserved communities worldwide.  The goal of Wireless Reach is to  invest in sustainable projects that not only align with the Company’s business objectives, but also strengthen economic and social development in local communities. Ms. Whinston also directs the health care strategy for the team.  Qualcomm believes the use of mobile devices in health care has the potential to dramatically improve clinical outcomes while reducing costs.  To help drive the mobile health ecosystem forward, Wireless Reach is supporting a number of projects that are investigating the advantages of using mobile technology in health care.

Conference attendees will be able to visit an exhibition hall with presenters that have established effective, multi-stakeholder partnerships for creating social change in a variety of sectors.

Conference Agenda

  • 8:30-9:00: Breakfast and Registration
  • 9:00-9:20:  Robert B. McCray, AHF Board Chair
  • 9:20-9:30: Nancy L. Sasaki, AHF Executive Director
  • 9:30-10:00:  Erica Whinston, Senior Manager, Wireless Outreach, Qualcomm, Inc.
  • 10:00-10:45:  Gary Mangiofico, Keynote Address: Community Dialogue for Innovating our Future
  • 10:45-11:00: Break
  • 11:00am-12:00: Interactive Community Dialogue Workshop
  • 12:00-1:00:  Buffet Lunch
  • 1:00-2:15: Interactive Community Dialogue Continued
  • 2:15-2:30:  Closing Remarks

Register for Innovation in Healthcare Conference 2012 in San Diego, CA on Eventbrite

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