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Donald Jones is a globally recognized leader in Digital Medicine – the Internet of Medical Things and technology enabled health services. He is a sought out as a speaker, advisor and board member. He works across a spectrum of healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical device, wearable, apparel, material science, Telco and early stage companies. He serves on the Boards of Directors of venture capital backed companies and with strategic investors including GE, Telus, Qualcomm, Reed Elsevier and Adidas. His Fortune 1000 Advisory Board roles include Flex, TEVA, JSR, Sanofi, McKinsey and MAS. Jones serves as Chief Digital Officer of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), collaborating with the renowned Eric Topol, MD, on the convergence of genomics and digital health. He co-founded with Eric Scripps Digital Medicine, the world’s first digital health clinical trial center and the non-profit West Health Institute, raising over $130 million. STSI now holds the largest NIH grant in history, part of the ‘All of Us’ Precision Medicine Initiative.
For 11 years, Don led Qualcomm’s Wireless Health Global Strategy and Business Development and founded its healthcare division. In 2005 he founded and is now Chairman Emeritus of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance. In 2016 WLSA merged with the HIMSS Personal Health Care Alliance (PHCA), forming a global trade, standards, scientific and professional organization. Earlier in his career, Donald was COO of MedTrans, which grew from $4.5M into the largest emergency services provider in the US, operating with more than 22,000 paramedics and 5,500 ambulances. He was Founder and Chairman of EMME, the largest consumer subscription based healthcare provider in Mexico, employing over 500 physicians. While advising the Board of American Medical Response, he helped build the largest medical group in the US, under the EmCare brand. Ultimately, MedTrans acquired AMR and EmCare, both now part of Envision Healthcare, a $10B public healthcare company. EvoNexus recognized Donald Jones as 2014 Digital Health Innovator of the Year. Don conceived the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a global competition with 134 entrants, for a consumer device which successfully makes medical diagnoses. The prize was awarded in Hollywood in April 2017.
Author, The New Normal, The Network Always Wins, The Day After Tomorrow
Don Jones is in my opinion one of the most connected thought-leaders in the world of digital health. He combines years of experience in the operational field of healthcare and digital health, with a brilliant visionary outlook on the future of health to come. His presentations mesmerize the audience, filled with examples and real life cases, and delivered in wonderful clear manner sprinkled with his distinctive humor. His keynotes are a joy to observe. (2017)
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