Press release announces Healthcare Technology Conference in San Francisco on April 19th

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Press release announces Healthcare Technology Conference in San Francisco on April 19th

Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference Addresses Gaps In Access To Quality Healthcare

San Francisco Conference Features Live Keynote Address by California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

PRLog (Press Release)Apr. 11, 2013SAN FRANCISCOSAN FRANCISCO — April 11, 2013 — Health Technology Forum (HTF; Twitter: @HealthTechForum (,  Facebook Page (, LinkedIn Page (…)) announced today that California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom will provide the keynote address at its 2013 annual meeting, Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference:  Platforms for the Underserved. Lt. Gov. Newsom will address how technology can favorably impact public health, our communities and the healthcare system at 2:30 p.m. PDT on April 19, 2013. Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, will provide a written public statement for the conference.

The second annual Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference takes place on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the University of California San Francisco Mission Bay Conference Center. The conference brings together technology and healthcare luminaries from public and private sectors to address gaps in healthcare that exist locally and propose technology solutions that can be applied globally to address world public health problems.

“Significant healthy debate during the conference panel discussions is intended to surface technology solutions that could be used to help solve pervasive public health problems,” said Pronoy Saha, conference organizer.

The conference will feature new technology demonstrations, case studies and panel topics including:

•          The Role of Technology in the Affordable Care Act

•          Digital Media Law in Healthcare

•          Using Technology to Support Care for Dual Eligibles

•          Design Thinking for the Underserved

•          How Robots Can Be Used in Healthcare

•          IT Challenges at Hospitals to Improve Care

•          Big Data:  Tools for Providers and Patients

•          Patient Engagement for Care Enhancements

•          Tele-Medicine and mHealth

•          Health Information Security

•          Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

A second keynote address, “How to bring high-tech healthcare to a low-tech world”, will be moderated at 11:15 a.m. PDT by National Public Radio (NPR) Tech Nation’s Moira Gunn and David Duncan.

On April 13, 2013, Saha will host a Code-a-thon at Runway SF, a technology incubator, where developers will create new applications to improve access to health for the underserved. The winner of the Code-a-thon will be announced at the Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference.

The lead sponsor of the Code-a-thon and conference is the California HealthCare Foundation (, a non-profit philanthropy that works as a catalyst to fulfill the promise of better health care for all Californians. Through its “Free the Data” initiative, CHCF supports the development of a robust healthcare data infrastructure in California. To learn more visit

For more information about the 2013 Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference, Platforms for the Underserved, visit….

Pronoy is the Organizer and Founder of Health Technology Forum (HTF), a socially responsible organization promoting technology access and adoption to bring better healthcare to the masses. He is an advisor, board member, and has founded companies in the health 2.0 space. Pronoy has 20 years experience in technology, most recently in the healthcare, mobile, and service provider marketplaces. Pronoy held senior management positions in large conglomerates as well as startup companies. Pronoy earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and Master’s of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.
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