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PRSA 2017 Health Academy Conference

May 26–28 | Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Orlando

Wednesday, May 1
1–5 p.m.
Pre-Conference Session
Eli Lilly Heritage Hall and Conference Center
Transportation will leave from the lobby of the Omni Hotel at 12:45 p.m.
This is an optional ticketed event not included in the basic conference fee.

"A Peek Behind the Curtain: Introducing the Future of Post-Web Health Care Technology"

Call it iHealth, mHealth, eHealth or health 2.0, post-Web technology is turning health care inside out and upside down. This year’s pre-conference program has brought together some of the world’s most influential thought leaders in this emerging field. We’ve asked them to give you a first peek at the unfolding innovations in consumer-targeted health care technology — a look at the pilots and prototypes that will be commonplace in the near future.

Matthew Holt
, founder and author, The Health Care Blog; co-chairman, Health 2.0
Holt has spent 20 years in health care as a researcher, forecaster, and strategist. He learned from some of the best in forecasting, policy and survey organizations, like Institute for the Future and Harris Interactive. These days, he’s best known as the author of The Health Care Blog and as co-chairman of Health 2.0, which has been the leading conference showcasing new health technologies since 2007. For that he’s been mostly self-taught! Connect with Matthew on Twitter.
Ben Sawyer, owner, Digitalmill; co-founder, Games for Health Project
Sawyer’s annual Games for Health Conference is the leading meeting in its field. Over the course of three days, more than 400 attendees — including researchers, medical professionals and game developers from Nintendo, TEDMED, the American Heart Association and Lucasfilm — participate in more than 60 sessions featuring an international array of speakers. Sawyer was one of ten recipients of the Dewey Award at this year’s SxSW festival. Connect with Ben on Twitter.

Shawn E. Nakamoto, APR, director of communications, Hawai‘i Pacific Health
Hawai'i Pacific Health is the state’s largest health care provider, and includes Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Clinic & Hospital and Wilcox Health. Connect with Shawn on Twitter