Donald Jones

CEO, Trial Fusion

Leading healthcare into the digital age.

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Donald Jones is recognised around the world for his expertise in one of the most promising areas of 21st century medicine: the intersection of wireless technology with digital medical solutions, including healthcare tools, wireless diagnostics, fitness devices, apps, and therapies.

Bringing together the worlds of healthcare and consumer electronics, Donald is a leader and evangelist for a new generation of digital health products that will allow individuals to monitor their own critical health factors and, at the same time, send their personal data to medical professionals for evaluation.

At Trial Fusion, he directs the company’s work on commercialising digital health products, advising on design, clinical and user experience, and the generating of economic evidence required for product adoption. We are all familiar with examples of current devices in the marketplace from fitness sensors to smart watches, plus medical devices such as the pulse oximeter for measuring heart rate and wireless blood pressure monitors. These are just the beginning of a transformation to the digital healthcare delivery system of the future, where wireless sensors will allow individuals and their physicians to collect personal health information and diagnose, treat, and monitor a broad array of health conditions.

Donald Jones is leading the transformation to a whole new world of healthcare. He has spent the last thirty years founding, developing, and growing healthcare enterprises, including numerous health service providers, emergency medical services, medical transportation, modern house call services, and more. He holds patents in the use of a number of wireless healthcare technologies.

He is a sought after advisor and board member for major healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical device, and telecommunications companies, and also works with early stage companies, governments, and foundations.

Donald is a stimulating speaker who is spreading the word on the promise and potential of digital and wireless medicine and providing key advice to potential players. He has given keynotes and presentations to healthcare, pharmaceutical, healthcare payer, government, and medical device audiences, as well as semi-conductor audiences. He also speaks to general audiences about the future of health care. He has also been a guest lecturer at numerous universities and forums around the world.


  • CommNexus recognized Donald Jones as 2014 Digital Health Innovator of the Year
  • The San Diego Transcript named Jones one of San Diego’s Top Influentials in 2010
  • Fierce Health IT named Jones “One of 10 Disruptive Forces in Health IT”.


  • Founder and CEO, Trial Fusion, developing digital heath products in partnership with pharmaceutical, medical device, food companies and others
  • Chief Digital Officer, Scripps Translational Science Institute, working on the convergence of genomics and wireless health
  • Co-founder, Scripps Digital Medicine, the world’s first clinical trial center focused on digital health and large data set
  • Vice President, Wireless Health Global Strategy and Business Development, Qualcomm
  • Founder and Chairman, Wireless Life Sciences Alliance
  • Member, Milken Institute Advisory Committee on Biomedical Innovation
  • Member, the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Digital Health
  • JD, University of San Diego
  • MBA, University of California, Irvine
  • BS, Biology and Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego


Don tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience and is not limited to the topics we have listed below. These are subjects that have proven valuable to customers in the past and are meant only to suggest his range and interests. Please ask us about any subject that interests you; we are sure that we can accommodate you.

The Rise of the Interlopers (on healthcare disruption)

Healthcare’s Head is in the Clouds (on the direction of technology)

Why Employers Will Drive Consumer Health

Silicon Opportunities in Consumer Health (targeted to specific industries)

Empowered Patients - Why Amazon, Google and Apple may Become the Largest Healthcare Players

Digital Health and Medicine

Wireless and Mobile Health

Consumer Driven Healthcare

Personalized Healthcare or Precision Healthcare


Convergence | Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance


A pharmaceutical company:
Dear Donald, — On behalf of [my comany], I’d like to personally thank you for serving as the keynote speaker at [the] kick-off of [conference]. Your expertise and insights really helped establish a foundation for understanding disruptive healthcare technology and reorienting our thinking for the future. You also made it fun and people really enjoyed and valued your contribution. We are now compiling the ideas from all the interactive sessions and will evaluate what and how to incorporate some of this into our daily business activities. We also greatly appreciate your time, preparation, and participation on the expert panel – all of which play a big part in [our] transformation. Thanks for helping make this initiative a successful and memorable event for all.