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Donald Jones, Chief Digital Officer at the Scripps Translational Science Institute joins Dpharm

  • July 29, 2014

  • We are delighted to welcome Don Jones, global expert on wireless technologies and mobility to the DPharm speaking faculty. Don will share his insights on how we can marry a digital solution with our drugs to allow us to understand outcomes and the ability to manage regulatory and reimbursement demands.


    Donald Jones is globally recognized for his expertise in wireless technologies, mobility and network effect for fitness, health and healthcare products, apps and therapies. For eleven years, through 2014, Mr Jones served as Qualcomm’s Vice President of Wireless Health Global Strategy and Market Development.  In 2011, working with the XPRIZE Foundation and Qualcomm’s CEO, he conceived the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE for a consumer device capable of making multiple diagnosis. He is Chairman of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance. Mr Jones was a founding board member of the West Wireless Health Institute (now West Health Institute) with the renowned physician, Eric Topol, MD and philanthropists, Gary and Mary West, raising over $100M.  In 2010, the San Diego Transcript named Jones one of San Diego’s Top Influential ‘s and Fierce Health IT named Jones ‘One of 10 Disruptive Forces in Health IT’.

    Mr Jones has spent over 30 years developing, founding and growing healthcare enterprises. Mr Jones holds a bachelors’ degree in biology and bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego, a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. Mr Jones has multiple issued and pending patents in the use of wireless technologies in healthcare.