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Recommendations from the mHealth Task Force

September 24, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW
Suite 610A
Washington
DC
20005

Earlier this year, the FCC convened a summit with industry leaders to discuss opportunities to accelerate the adoption and use of mobile health care technologies. Since then, participants have formed the “mHealth Task Force” to develop recommendations for industry and government action to harness the potential of mobile devices to improve health outcomes and lower costs of care. Read more »

Recommendations from the mHealth Task Force

September 24, 2012
A discussion of the opportunities, potential, and challenges of mHealth technology adoption in patient service industries.

Earlier this year, the FCC convened a summit with industry leaders to discuss opportunities to accelerate the adoption and use of mobile health care technologies. Since then, participants have formed the “mHealth Task Force” to develop recommendations for industry and government action to harness the potential of mobile devices to improve health outcomes and lower costs of care. Read more »

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Winning the Race 2012 Memos

September 5, 2012
| Reports

As the 2012 presidential campaign moves in the final stage, ITIF is presenting general principles and specific recommendation ideas across several policy areas we believe the next President and Congress should adopt to restore U.S. global competiveness and prosperity.

As chronicled in Innovation Economic: The Race for Global Advantage, the United States is losing its once formidable edge as an innovator. Many other nations are putting in place better tax, talent, technology and trade policies, and reaping the rewards in terms of faster growth, more jobs, and faster income growth. It’s not too late for the United States to regain its lead but it will need to act boldly and with resolve.

Week by week until the November election, the Winning the Race series will put forward creative yet pragmatic ideas in policies affecting taxes, trade, education, broadband, the digital economy, clean energy, science and technology and other areas. Taken as a whole, the series represents a new Innovation Consensus to replace the outdated Washington Consensus.

Memo One (September 3, 2012): Boosting Innovation, Competitiveness, and Productivity

Memo Two (September 10, 2012): Trade and Globalization

Memo Three (September 17, 2012): Corporate Tax

Memo Four (September 24, 2012): Digital Communication Networks

Memo Five (October 1, 2012): Traded Sector Industries

Memo Six (October 9, 2012): Digital Economy

Memo Seven (October 15, 2012): STEM Skills

Memo Eight (October 22, 2012): Clean Energy

Memo Nine (October 29, 2012): Science and Technology

Memo Ten (November 5, 2012): Overcoming the Barriers 

Complete List of Policy Recommendations: Top Policy Recommendations for the Obama Administration to Help the United States Win the Race for Global Advantage

Health Care Innovation in a Time of Fiscal Austerity

November 2, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW
Suite 610A
Washington
DC
20005

In both America and Europe increasing fiscal pressures are requiring a rethinking of many policy areas, including health care. And yet historically, America and Europe's leadership in life sciences innovation was linked in part to adequate expenditures on health care. Today that link is being challenged. Read more »

Health Care Innovation in a Time of Fiscal Austerity

November 2, 2011
An international forum discussing the future of health care innovation in times of financial crisis.

In both America and Europe increasing fiscal pressures are requiring a rethinking of many policy areas, including health care. And yet historically, America and Europe's leadership in life sciences innovation was linked in part to adequate expenditures on health care. Today that link is being challenged. As a result, policy makers who seek to control costs while enabling the needed advances in life sciences innovation must address new critical questions: How can healthcare benefit from the innovation which is typical of a free market economy? Read more »

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Every dollar of U.S. public funding for medical research increases U.S. private investment in medical research by 32 cents.

Rather than "crowding out" private investment in medical research, as some skeptics of government support contend, public and private medical research are in fact complementary. Basic, early-stage research expands the science knowledge base, laying the foundation for later-stage research and innovation in the future. This is dynamic nature of innovation. Government's role is especially useful early in the process. Although substantial, the benefits of basic research are reaped over the long term and are often shrouded in uncertainty. Read more »

A Healthy Dose of Skepticism on NY’s Pharmacy Bill

August 27, 2011
| Blogs & Op-eds

Legislation pending in New York is designed to protect brick-and-mortar pharmacies at the expense of higher health care costs for consumers.

"The Economists" Ideas Economy: Information Conference

June 7, 2011
| Presentations

Senior Analyst Daniel Castro will participate in The Economist’s Ideas Economy: Information conference on June 7th and 8th at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The conference will focus on how decision makers can better leverage the data revolution for individual, corporate and social progress. Daniel Castro will discuss strategies, mechanisms and policies that can help build a robust economy for health care data. He will join other notable senior executives, strategists, innovators and public intellectuals from around the world for this two-day event.

While the era of big data presents incredible opportunities, such as smarter cities, stronger companies and better medicine, it also presents a variety of challenges since storage is scarce, systems are overloaded and many say that governments and businesses know too much. Through a mixture of engaging panel discussions, interactive dialogue, presentations and debates, Ideas Economy: Information will take a fresh look at knowledge management for the information age. The conference will also examine security in the age of big data, managing the human-computer interface, how big data is changing global economics and more.

In addition to the speakers mentioned above, some of the participants already confirmed to take part in the conference include:

John Perry Barlow, Co-founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Nicholas Carr, Author, “The Shallows”

David Cush, President and Chief Executive Officer, Virgin America

Jim Goodnight, Chief Executive Officer, SAS

Barney Harford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbitz

Auren Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer, RapLeaf

Jules Kroll, Chairman and Co-founder, K2 Global Consulting

Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, State of California

JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist, Salesforce.com

Premal Shah, President, Kiva

Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer, Amazon.com

Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco

Spencer Wells, Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society

Anne Wojcicki, Co-founder and Chief Excutive Officer, 23andMe

U.S. Boosted by Human Genome Project

Financial Times
Rob Atkinson frames the Human Genome Project in terms of America’s ability to lead the world.

Medical Data Innovation: Building the Foundations of a Health Information Economy

May 3, 2011 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW
Suite 610A
Washington
DC
20005

On April 26, 2011, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in IMS Health v. Sorrell, a case that will decide whether state laws that restrict the use of prescriber-identified data violate the First Amendment protections of free speech. This case will have important implications for how health data will be used for medical research, patient education, marketing, and health care reform. Read more »

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