SOURCE: Strategic News Service

Strategic News Service

October 12, 2009 07:55 ET

FiReGlobal : West Coast to Showcase Groundbreaking Medical Remote Presence Technology

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - FiReGlobal : West Coast is proud to announce that InTouch Health has been selected as a FiReStar company to be featured at the FiReGlobal : West Coast conference. FiReStar companies, both local and global, are pre-selected based on their potential to bring positive change to the world. Selected companies will be showcased during the conference at a FiReStar reception, during which local and global investors will be given the chance to meet great companies, both local and global.

InTouch Health provides Remote Presence telehealth solutions that enable physicians to perform complete and real-time consults with hospital patients. Through a single broadband network and computer interface, physicians can access a host of FDA-cleared Remote Presence devices to provide and document care into emergency rooms, critical care units, patient wards, and operating rooms. Wherever access to medical expertise is limited, Remote Presence can effectively extend the physician's reach to manage patient care, thereby removing critical time and distance barriers. With expertise available at a moment's notice, Remote Presence enables innovative healthcare delivery models leading to improved quality of care, increased patient safety and satisfaction, and increased hospital revenues and savings.

"InTouch Health is honored to be to featured at FiReGlobal's conference," said Yulun Wang, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of InTouch Health. "Bringing thought leaders together at conferences such as FiReGlobal are important for increasing dialog on how technology can create a positive change in the world."

The FiReGlobal : West Coast conference will take place October 15th at the Seattle Four Seasons Hotel. It is the first regional version of the renowned Future in Review™ annual global technology conference, which the Economist calls "the best technology conference in the world." FiReGlobal : West Coast will showcase a world-class gathering of local and global thought leaders in technology and economics, through a series of interviews and onstage conversations. In a move beyond current tech conferences, FiReGlobal : West Coast has overlaid regional problems nominated by local leaders, to be solved through the collaboration of local Chief Technology Officers prior to the conference.

"InTouch Health is doing exactly what technology and healthcare experts have been promising for decades: providing experienced, human medical touch to remote communities that would otherwise simply go without," said Mark Anderson, CEO of SNS, Chair of FiRe and FiReGlobal : West Coast.

Other speakers will include Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell; Irwin Jacobs, Founder of Qualcomm; RealNetworks Founder, Chairman and CEO Rob Glaser; Nobel Laureate Lee Hartwell, President and Director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Steve Reynolds, CEO of Puget Sound Energy; Washington State Commerce Department Director Rogers Weed; Larry Smarr, Director of the UCSD California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology; John Delaney, UW Professor of Oceanography and Director of the Regional Scale Nodes Program; and Mark Anderson.

To register, go to www.futureinreview.com/global/wc.

Strategic News Service was founded by Mark Anderson in 1995 as the first paid online news service. Since its inception, SNS has proven the most accurate predictive newsletter covering the computer and telecom industries. Its subscribers include top managers at technology companies across the globe, including Microsoft, Dell, HP, Cisco, Intel, Sun, Google, and Telstra.

SNS has been operating the annual FiRe Conference for seven years. The Economist calls FiRe "the best technology conference in the world." FiRe exposes world experts and participants to new ideas, producing an accurate portrait of the future and focuses on creating technology solutions to current local and global problems. FiRe 2010 will take place May 11-14, 2010 at Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, CA. For more information to go www.futureinreview.com.

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Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Shane Elben
    Strategic News Service
    FiReGlobal : West Coast
    P.O. Box 1969
    Friday Harbor, WA
    Tel. 360 378 8628
    Email: Shane@stratnews.com