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Digital Health Committee

Mission Statement

This committee provides a central forum within the life science community for all digital health related issues. The committee helps the life science industry better understand the digital health sector while helping provide guidance/solutions for their challenges. The group is also advancing technology-enabled self-care with mobile health devices through its Smart and Connected Health Homes trial. Finally, the committee recommends positions on digital health-related bills to the Legislative Committee/Public Policy Oversight Committee.

Committee Make-Up

To ensure a strong working committee, participation includes a committee chair and committee members. Committee members are required to attend/call in to at least eight digital health meetings per year to maintain a seat on the committee. Meetings take place each month on the second Wednesday from 8:30 – 9:30 am.

Committee Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning of workshops, including developing themes, and identifying and securing speakers.
  • Participate in community outreach to bolster Committee participation, as well as outreach to government offices and life science clusters throughout California.
  • Act as a resource to Biocom members regarding digital health matters.
  • Keep abreast of regulation changes that will affect the life science industry, and communicate changes to Biocom staff and other committee members.
  • Give expert perspective/input on potential legislation and report to the Legislative Committee/Public Policy Oversight Committee for further Biocom action.

Biocom Responsibilities

  • At the direction of the committee chair, provide official communication to committee members through agendas, emails, and background documents for all committee meetings.
  • Prepare and distribute marketing materials to promote any digital health related events and/or workshops and activities, including registration materials.
  • Ensure accurate and updated information in publications.
  • Organize logistics for digital health committee meetings.

Committee Information

  • Biocom Staff Contact: Kira Jenkins
  • Committee Chair: Sanjeev Bhavnani – Cardiologist and mHealth Clinical Investigator, Scripps Health