WASHINGTON and BOSTON, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) today announced the first round of keynote speakers for the 2017 Connected Health Conference (CHC17). This year's lineup includes sought-after experts and visionaries in distinct areas of health and wellness, who will bring their unique perspective to the conference theme, The Connected Life Journey: Shaping Health and Wellness for Every Generation:
Adrienne Boissy, MD, MA, chief experience officer, Cleveland Clinic Health System; staff neurologist, Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis -- creates initiatives to address and improve patient experience and strengthen provider communication skills
Aubrey de Grey, BA, PhD, chief science officer, SENS Research Foundation; editor-in-chief, Rejuvenation Research -- biomedical gerontologist dedicated to combating the aging process
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, vice president, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare; author, The Internet of Healthy Things; program chair, CHC17 -- internationally recognized visionary in connected health; creating and validating innovative mobile health programs, virtual care initiatives and clinical research programs
Calum A. MacRae, MD, PhD, chief, cardiovascular medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH); leading investigator, BWH Genomics Center; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School -- investigating new phenotypes and how research findings—including genomics discoveries—can be systematically implemented into clinical care
Chunka Mui, Futurist and Innovation Advisor, Devil's Advocate Group -- expert at fostering innovation; best-selling author of four books on strategy and innovation including, The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out Innovate Start-Ups
"We are pleased that the visionary speakers taking the stage this year will help to deliver on our goal of sharing diverse, stimulating and forward-looking perspectives with attendees to help expand thinking, inspire innovation and spur discussions that will advance the field of personal connected health," said Richard Scarfo, Vice President, PCHAlliance, and Director of the Connected Health Conference. "This year's Connected Health Conference is creating a platform for real-world experience and opportunities for learning, collaboration, networking and most importantly, innovation."
With a revitalized focus and new location in a hub of health and technology innovation, CHC17 combines the PCHAlliance's Connected Health Conference (formerly the mHealth Summit) and the Partners' Connected Health Symposium, creating the preeminent event dedicated to digital and connected health. CHC17 takes place October 25-27 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.
This year's theme, The Connected Life Journey: Shaping Health and Wellness for Every Generation, reimagines health and wellbeing throughout the life cycle, emphasizing new research, evidence and real-world examples, business models and actionable knowledge to support adoption and implementation of personal connected health at every age and stage of life.
GENERAL REGISTRATION: Please visit the CHC17 website for details and easy online registration.
Partners Connected Health
Partners Connected Health is leveraging information technology – mobile phones, tablets, wearables, sensors and remote health monitoring tools – to deliver quality patient care outside of traditional medical settings. Partners Connected Health programs are also helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. The Connected Health team creates and deploys mobile technologies in a number of patient populations and care settings, and is conducting innovative research studies to test the effectiveness of mobile health technologies in various clinical applications, including medication adherence, care coordination, chronic disease management, prevention and wellness. Partners HealthCare, an integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, includes two academic medical centers, community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, community health centers, a physician network, home health and long-term care services, and other health care entities. It is a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
About the Personal Connected Health Alliance
The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) aims to make health and wellness an effortless part of daily life. The PCHAlliance, a non-profit organization formed by HIMSS, believes that health is personal and extends beyond healthcare. PCHAlliance mobilizes a coalition of stakeholders to realize the full potential of personal connected health. Members are a vibrant ecosystem of technology and life sciences industry icons and innovative, early stage companies, governments, academic institutions, and associations from around the world. To support its vision, PCHAlliance convenes the global personal connected health community at the annual Connected Health Conference, the premier international event for the exchange of research, evidence, ideas, innovations and opportunities in personal connected health. PCHAlliance publishes and promotes adoption of the Continua Design Guidelines, recognized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as the international standard for safe, secure, and reliable exchange of data to and from personal health devices. PCHAlliance accelerates technical, business, policy and social strategies necessary to advance personal connected health through its flagship Academy for Healthy Longevity to promote lifelong health and wellness.
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