mHealth in Times of Crisis: the Coronavirus


Concerns over the Coronavirus have created exceptional circumstances in which the  annual meeting of the $Trillion Mobile Industry (Mobile World Congress in Barcelona) has been cancelled. On Monday the 24th February 2020 we will be gathering together world leaders in the use of mHealth to produce a seminar that will inform and educate attendees on where mHealth is today (after a decade that was defined by the convergence of mobile and health) and the best practice and lessons that can be drawn from the current methods being deployed to manage and contain Coronovirus.
The “mHealth in Times of Crisis: the Coronavirus” event will be live streamed and made available to watch/share free of charge and we intend for it to provide a best practice resource that can help prevent and manage future emerging viral pandemics.
Agenda/Timings (we’re still finalising the program so please refresh this page to see updates):

9am Opening Keynote

Li-Qun Xu (Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research Institute)
As Chief Scientist of the Research Institute of China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), Li-Qun leads primarily the R&D activities of CMCC’s in M2M area in general and in mHealth applications and services in particular, responsible for setting the viable business strategy, establishing core research competence in related disciplines, and building an open, scalable and intelligent platform for delivering end-to-end mHealth services. This involves close collaboration with CMCC’s business operations divisions, medical device vendors, healthcare solution providers, academics and healthcare professionals in the value-chain, leveraging CMCC’s huge customer base, ubiquitous network coverage and multiple networking capabilities.

9:30am “A review of the mHealth decade”

David Doherty (coFounder of 3GDoctor and author of mHealth Insight).
In 2006 David co-founded 3G Doctor, a service providing fully documented Mobile Video Consultations with registered Doctors. Since then he’s made it his mission to ensure it remains the world’s best Doctor video consulting service. 3GDoctor has an open approach to innovation and seeks to collaborate to help bring new mHealth and wellness services to market through our unrivalled appreciation of the needs for improved access, quality, safety and patient privacy. David’s work has been cited by the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, Harvard Business Review and other leading publications.

9:40am “An introduction to Coronavirus”

Play video from 3D4Medical and discuss.
Visit the following websites and discuss:
NHS Homepage
Google “CoronaVirus”

10am “How mobile is being used to contain & manage Coronavirus”

Janet Jadavji (Founder/CEO, Yecco)
Janet has been in the Health, Social Care and WellBeing profession for over 25 years and has spent the last five years growing the brand Yecco (a social media platform for carers) in the health and social care market. Janet has a wealth of experience and contacts within the space of retail, technology, insurance and public and private healthcare sector.

10:30am “Livestreaming Conferences: Why, How and Now”

Dr John Bennett MD (Editor in Chief,
John read Eric Topol MD’s book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine, and it changed the course of his life.  And it was fortuitous, too,  because his total dedication to digital medical content curation on the net combines  his  two passions; healthcare and computers. makes it possible to have ONLINE Medical conferences and is gathering people from around the world to discuss medical topics. These conferences prove to be less expensive, more convenient, and increasingly more popular.  The sharing of the minds and networking are the two core traits of a medical conference and with the right tools we’re showing that it can be done very effectively online. In the event of an infectious disease pandemic it’s critical that education and best practice are available when and where needed and InternetMedicine have the expertise and experience to help medical organisations make the transition online.

10:50am “How Mobile has transformed the Doctor/Patient Relationship”

Dr Fiona Kavanagh MRCGP (coFounder, 3G Doctor).
Fiona graduated in 1998 from University College Dublin (Ireland) and qualified as a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2003. Fiona has enjoyed a wealth of relevant experience including work with the worlds most famous remote care service the “flying doctors”.

11:10am “How mobile has transformed the Medical Record”

Dr Chris Bickford MD (Chair, Health Information Committee, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla at ScrippsHealth) and Prof Linda Travis Macomber (Program Director & Faculty MS Health Informatics, National University, San Diego).

11:30am “mHealth in the time of Coronavirus: Protecting Health Workers & Caregivers“

Dr Kate Tulenko (CEO at Corvus Health)
Kate is a physician and global health industry specialist with broad experience in developed and developing country settings. Kate has globally recognized expertise in health workforce and health systems and have served on expert panels for the World Health Organization, World Bank, Institute of Medicine, Global Business Schools Network, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), PEPFAR, Hope Street Group, and the African Union. Kate currently serve as CEO of Corvus Health, a global health workforce services firm. Corvus Health provides recruitment, staffing, training, HR management, teleHR, and quality improvement and provides advisory services to governments, hospitals, health professional schools, health professional associations, and regulators. Previously Kate worked as Vice President of Health Systems Innovation for IntraHealth International, a global health nonprofit. Kate led IntraHealth’s work on new private sector business, and other responsibilities included digital health, global health security, facility data, and health economics. Kate served as the Director of USAID’s CapacityPlus Project, the world’s largest global health workforce program. I was responsible for increasing global production of health workers, including physicians and nurses and for developing and expanding systems that increase health worker retention, productivity, and quality of care. Kate represented the World Bank in Asia and Africa and worked with country governments to provide technical assistance and financing for projects on health systems efficiency, human resources for health, public-private partnerships, and water and sanitation, etc. Kate served as Coordinator for the Africa Health Workforce Program, working with in Africa to help solve the global health worker shortage. Our program achievements included expanding new worker training, increased worker retention in under-served areas, and maximizing worker productivity.

11:50am “Monitor and manage your child’s health with the eRedBook”

Jill De Bene (Founder, eRedBook)
Jill has worked extensively in Healthcare in the UK and spent time commissioning a Hospital in Africa. She is first and foremost a force for change. Someone who understands organisations and how to get the best out of the people to deliver change. She has an inclusive style which recognises that creativity and achievement and success is based on a mixture of skills, behaviours, beliefs and capabilities converging together. Jill has high energy and has worked in the NHS at Executive level and in the Private sector at Senior Consultant & Delivery Director level. She has delivered complex IT & Change Programmes of up to £100million in value with teams comprising directly employed staff and a range of subcontractors across multiple organisations over a wide geography. She has spoken at a number of conferences about how process change isn’t enough and to have a truly transformational approach you have to move people with you, engaging them and prompting them to think differently and to embrace change.

12:10pm “Create accurate, widespread communications now!”

Firdaus Kharas (Chairman, Chocolate Moose)
Social innovator, renowned director and global humanitarian Firdaus Kharas produces animation, documentaries, films and television series designed to educate, entertain, and change societal and individual behavior via a process he calls Culture Shift. His goal is to positively influence viewers’ knowledge, attitude and behavior, especially that of children and young adults, in order to better the human condition.
Kharas’ work provides innovative solutions to some of the world’s toughest issues by confronting and overcoming the fault lines which separate us: language and culture; religion and ethnicity; tradition and history; stereotype and stigma; racism and prejudice; hatred and fear. “I get around the obstacles that separate human beings. I go beyond them to think of us as a human family. Using basic, core human values, we can take any issue and create cross-cultural campaigns to tackle those issues and save or improve the lives of people”, says Kharas. In a nutshell, Firdaus Kharas’ work saves lives.

12:30pm “The convergence of Medicines & Diagnostics to Mobile”

Professor Sam Lingam MD (Hons) FRCPCH FRCP (Glas) DCH DRCOG (Harley Street Paediatric Chambers).
In 1984 Sam established the Medical Express Clinic at 117A Harley Street as London’s first walk-in clinic. Staffed 7 days a week by a highly skilled team of friendly, empathetic staff that I have hand picked to ensure we can accurately find and treat the root cause of your health issues and work together with you to achieve your personal health goals.
Sam’s private clinic on Harley Street provides a comprehensive range of medical care for children and adults and we welcome all patients, from overseas visitors and daily commuters, to Londoners looking for an exceptional private clinic. Walk in or pick up the phone and make an appointment today and we will ensure you will get to quickly see an expert Harley Street consultant from the relevant specialty.

1pm “More than 80 clinical trials have been launched to test coronavirus treatments but none of them are Mobile First designed, why does this matter?”

Discussion of the following post:
How Mobile First Clinical Trials & Ratings will transform the $100B Clinical Research Industry

1:20pm “How using mobiles to take the Medical History can help diagnose Coronavirus & improve the safety of Vaccines”


2pm “FakeNews, Conspiracy Theories & Coronavirus… Who can I Trust?”

Jon Rappoport, Investigative Reporter,
John is a graduate of Amherst College (BA, Philosophy) who has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for over 30 years. He is the author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX and has written articles on politics, health, media, culture and art for LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, Village Voice, Nexus, CBS Healthwatch, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. In 1982, the LA Weekly submitted his name for a Pulitzer prize, for his interview with the president of El Salvador University, where the military had taken over the campus. Jon has hosted, produced, and written radio programs and segments in Los Angeles and Las Vegas (KPFK, KLAV). He has appeared as a guest on over 200 radio and television programs, including ABC’s Nightline, Tony Brown’s Journal (PBS), and Hard Copy. In 1996, Jon started The Great Boycott, against eight corporate chemical giants: Monsanto, Dow, Du Pont, Bayer, Hoechst, Rhone-Poulenc, Imperial Chemical Industries, and Ciba-Geigy.  The Boycott continues to operate today. Jon has lectured extensively all over the US on the question: Who runs the world and what can we do about it? Since 2000, Jon has operated largely away from the mainstream because, as he puts it, “My research was not friendly to the conventional media.” Over the last 30 years, Jon’s independent research has encompassed such areas as: deep politics, conspiracies, alternative health, the potential of the human imagination, mind control, the medical cartel, symbology, and solutions to the takeover of the planet by hidden elites.

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