Digital Health Coalition Broadens Support With Formation of Digital Heath Scholars Group

Digital Health Coalition

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2011

The Digital Health Coalition, a nonprofit think tank dedicated to fostering innovation in online health care, today announced the formation of a new group of industry thought leaders to further support its current Advisory Board. The Digital Health Scholars, which currently number twenty-eight, will work with the Digital Health Coalition’s recently formed Advisory Board to advance the coalition’s mission of serving as the collective voice and national forum for the discussion of the current and future issues relevant to digital and electronic marketing of healthcare products and services.

“We are very excited to be publicly announcing the formation of the coalition’s brain trust,” said Joe Farris, Co-founder and Board President. “The addition of these twenty-eight highly regarded industry representatives is in keeping with our mission to have as many perspectives as possible represented at the table.”

The following industry thought leaders join the coalition as Digital Health Scholars, further supporting a team of leading industry executives, digital marketers, legal experts, market researchers, technologists, and medical thought leaders:

Irene Aquino, Shire

Brad Aronson, Entrepreneur

Wendy Blackburn, InTouch Solutions

Bob Brooks, WEGO Health

Pat Choumitsky, UCB

Elizabeth Estes, GA Communications

Pete Dannenfelser, Targetbase

Bill Drummy, Heartbeat Ideas

Zoe Dunn, Hale Advisors

Bruce Grant, Digitas Health

Fabio Gratton, Ignite Health

Manny Hernandez, Diabetes Hands Foundation

Paul Ivans, Evolution Road

John Kamp, Coalition for Healthcare Communication

Jennifer Korch, Bayer

Jim Lefevere, Roche Diagnostics

Ben Lei, Genentech

R.J. Lewis, e-Healthcare Solutions

John Mack, VirSci

Dan McKillen, HealthDay

Larry Mickelberg, Havas

Rich Meyer, WODTC

Mary Modahl, QuantiaMD

Eileen O’Brien, Siren Interactive

Timothy Pantello, Tribal DDB

Jonathan Richman, Possible

Tina Sampath, Gilead

Jeffrey Tangney, Doximity

About Digital Health Coalition

Launched in June 2011, the Digital Health Coalition – a nonprofit corporation – seeks to promote responsible innovation via digital marketing and communications in a connected world. The Digital Health Coalition has assembled leading entrepreneurs, industry executives, patient advocates, marketers, publishers, academics, and policy makers with the ultimate goal of recommending specific actions that will improve digital communication for the healthcare industry. Their first initiative is focused on the rapidly evolving space of social media and seeks to promote a world where patients, physicians, and brands can connect, empower, and drive positive health outcomes. Individuals and companies interested in being considered for the next round of Digital Health Scholars can visit for more information and to submit an online application.


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