SXSW Co-Sponsors FREE Digital Health Webinar on Tues, July 30

Written by Hugh Forrest | July 25, 2013

Digital health is a new point of emphasis at SXSWPhoto by Photos.com

Over the past several years, SXSW Interactive has become a major gathering spot for people interested in learning about how digital technologies are influencing health, medicine and wellness. Given the growth in interest and demand for this kind of programming, the SXSW community seems ready for new and in-depth digital health research and analysis. One of the lhe leading digital health innovation consultancy, Enspektos, LLC has launched a special series of free Webinars which highlight original research on a range of non-obvious, but important trends. From time to time, we'll be posting information about these events on the SXSW blog. If you like SXSW, we think that you will enjoy sessions in this digital health Webinar series.

Details on this FREE event are as follows:

Title of Webinar: The Rise of Just-in-Time Health Information Systems

Day / TIme: Tuesday. July 30, 2013 at noon central / 1:00 pm eastern

Sign-Up: Click here to register

Description: Today, when you have a health question, it's likely you go to a search engine like Google to find the answer. Tomorrow, the answer may come to you -- sometimes even before you know to ask the question. Big Data, social media, mobile devices and other technologies have the potential to radically transform the way people find and consume health content. Currently, a range of firms are developing just-in-time health information systems that provide people with relevant and personalized health and medical content on-demand or automatically. What does this emerging trend mean for health organizations, providers and consumers? Most importantly, it could usher in an era where many people no longer proactively search for health content, but instead have it filtered, delivered and explained automatically. If everyone lives in a personalized health filter bubble, what will be the consequences? Are health consumers interested in receiving just-in-time health content? Which companies are building the passively delivered health information future?

Finally, if you a developer, an entrepreneur or a medical professional who is involved in the digital health ecosystem, then we encourage you to enter a SXSW panel proposal on this topic in the PanelPicker. Deadline for PanelPicker entry is 11:59 pm on Friday, July 26.