Hamilton,
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April
2016
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05:57 PM
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Media Release: Emerging Trends in Digital Health The Focus of 6th Annual Apps For Health Event at Mohawk College

HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Patient engagement, virtual care, big data and global mHealth are on the agenda at one of Ontario’s premier digital health conferences this Thursday at Mohawk College.

Mohawk’s 6th annual Apps for Health event on April 28 will bring together 400 healthcare, technology and education professionals.

Joining 30 panelists and 24 exhibitors are five keynote speakers and leaders in digital health solutions: eHealth Ontario CEO Cynthia Morton; Hamilton Health Sciences Executive Vice President of Strategy and Innovation Renato Discenza; Telus Health Vice President David Thomas; Regenstrief Director Paul Biondich; Ontario Telemedicine Network CEO Ed Brown; and COACH - Canada's Health Informatics Association CEO Mark Casselman.

The conference agenda is posted at www.appsforhealth.ca.

Apps for Health is sponsored by Hamilton Economic Development, Novari Health, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Canadian Healthcare Technology and COACH.

In addition to hosting the annual Apps for Health event, Mohawk works with dozens of regional, national and international partners from the private, public and non-profit sectors on applied research projects at the college’s mHealth & eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC). Recognized internationally, students and faculty at MEDIC support teaming, tooling, testing and training in digital health. Mohawk currently ranks 17th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and aims to be among the top 10 colleges by 2021.

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For more information, contact:

Jay Robb, Director of Communications, 905.979.8893, jay.robb@mohawkcollege.ca

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses and two City School locations at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre and the Central Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked first among all Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area colleges in student satisfaction for seven consecutive years and first in graduate satisfaction for the past five years. Mohawk ranks 15th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has been named among Canada’s greenest employers and the region’s top employers for the past three years.