Following a disappointing turnout at the 25th annual TEPR conference earlier this month, C. Peter Waegemann and Claudia Tessier are moving from the Medical Records Institute to the recently created mHealth Initiative, effectively ending the organization Waegemann founded in the mid-1980s.
"It is time to put our energy into the new and exciting field of cell phones in healthcare. This is where the action is. This is where the future is," Waegemann says in a press release.
There was much speculation at the lightly attended TEPR that this might be the last year of the conference. Today's announcement likely seals that fate. The mHealth Initiative will have meetings of its own, starting with a seminar and workshop March 31 in Boston.
Waegemann will serve as executive director of mHI and Tessier as president. Each has a new e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org for Waegemann and email@example.com for Tessier.
This blog originally appeared at Neil Versel's Healthcare IT Blog.