Connect2HealthFCC Beyond the Beltway Series (Detroit)

Connect2HealthFCC Beyond the Beltway Series

October 27-8, 2015
Detroit, Michigan
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The Connect2HealthFCC “Beyond the Beltway Series” relates to the Connect2Health Task Force’s ongoing efforts to promote the transformative power of broadband technologies and next-generation communications services to improve access to health care services regardless of geography, time, distance, or socioeconomic factors. The focus in these Midwest cities will be on leveraging broadband technology to help reduce health disparities and on identifying opportunities to further encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the broadband health technology space.

October 27, 2015 – Detroit, Michigan

  • Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Clyburn to host a Broadband Inclusion Roundtable, at the Henry Ford Innovation Institute, featuring local government, innovators, industry, educators, advocacy groups, community and other thought leaders to discuss the pressing societal concern over digital inclusion issues. The FCC seeks to ensure that all consumers can benefit fully from information and communications technologies in health.

October 28, 2015 – Detroit, Michigan

  • Connect2HealthFCC Task Force, in collaboration with Wayne State University and TechTown Detroit, will hold a public event that focuses on how broadband can be used to expand access, help reduce urban health disparities in Michigan, and foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the broadband and health technology space.

9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Wayne State University’s IBIO Integrative Sciences Center (6135 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, 48202)
The Forum’s morning program will focus on broadband connectivity as a new or unrecognized social determinant of health and will bring together the views of prominent health care leaders, practitioners, and researchers. The program will include a discussion on the strategic and practical implications of considering broadband connectivity as a social determinant of health and will consider the beneficial impact this framework could have on efforts to reduce and ultimately eliminate health and healthcare disparities. The session will also identify and discuss adoption barriers to broadband health technology and potential solutions. M. Roy Wilson, President of Wayne State University, will provide opening remarks.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. TechTown Detroit @ The Garage (440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI 48202)
The Forum’s afternoon program will focus on broadband health innovation and entrepreneurship in Detroit and surrounding areas, including the challenges and lessons learned in developing a connected health product concept, from design to funding and regulatory issues.