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VCMA logoCamarillo, CA (Business Wire) January 25, 2016 – The Ventura County Medical Association (VCMA) announced today its full endorsement of Startup Weekend Ventura County’s mission to bring innovative “Internet of Things” solutions for healthcare to Ventura County.
“The Internet of Things (IoT) is thought by many to be the next revolution in healthcare and the practice of medicine: a world in which just about everything has an Internet address and can generate data for tracking, analysis, and action,” said Dr. Jeffery Davies, President of the VCMA. “This data has the potential to change healthcare as we know it. We can go from guessing, to knowing, about how best to improve health care, patient outcomes, cost-effectiveness, and much more. IoT technologies enable devices and applications to potentially deliver improved security and privacy, greater medical device interoperability, more rapid scalability and dissemination of best practices, and ultimately better treatment decision making via analytics. For individual patients, the growth of applications such as telemedicine and remote monitoring can give physicians better and more complete information on their condition and treatment.”
Dr. Davies hopes that physicians will play an active role in Startup Weekend. “We are calling on all entrepreneurial physicians, other providers, scientists, engineers, managers, and administrators in healthcare to participate in this exciting startup event. Bring your ideas and listen to new ones, form teams, and help turn them into reality. Together, we can make Ventura County the Internet of Things startup hub for healthcare.”
Startup Weekend Ventura County, organized by Dignity Health St. John’s Hospitals and the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, will be held on March 11, 12 and 13, 2016 at Rancho Campana High School in Camarillo, California. This 54-hour event will gather entrepreneurial programmers, system architects, application engineers, medical professionals and agriculture experts to address healthcare and agricultural needs with innovative IoT solutions. For more information or to register, go to: http://startupweekendVC.com.VCMA logo

Martin Shum