WASHINGTON and BOSTON, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) today announced the 2017 Advisory Board for the Connected Health Conference (CHC17), a senior-level team of thought leading executives, innovators and providers helping to shape this year's program.
With a revitalized focus and new location, 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 in Boston. Registration for the event is now open.
"We are pleased to have some of the industry's most innovative, experienced and passionate connected health champions to help set the agenda and create insightful, ahead-of-the-curve programming for this year's event," said Joseph C. Kvedar MD, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, and CHC17 Program Chair. "Attendees will get the best thinking from some of the best minds in personal connected health. We are pleased to work with such a distinguished group of advisors."
The CHC17 Advisory Board members represent the complete ecosystem, from healthcare providers, pharma and life sciences companies, and payers to the leaders in the tech sector, investors and innovators:
- Peter Cherukuri, President & CIO, 1776
- Heather Cole Lewis, MPH, PhD, Health Tech & Behavior Change Specialist, Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness Solutions, Inc.
- John Glaser, PhD, Senior VP, Population Health, Cerner
- Nancy Green, Global Practice Lead - Healthcare, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
- Michael Hodgkins, MD, MPH, CMIO, American Medical Association
- Jeff Karan, Managing Partner, Mavericks Capital
- Alain Labrique, PhD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Thomas Leary, MA, CAE, FHIMSS, VP, Government Relations, HIMSS North America
- Anna McCollister-Slipp, Chief Advocate for Participatory Research, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Co-Founder, Galileo Analytics
- Sunita Mishra, MD, MBA, Medical Director, Innovation, Physician Services, Providence St. Joseph Health
- Adam Pelligrini, VP, Digital Health, Fitbit
- Oxana Pickeral, PhD, MBA, Global Segment Leader, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Amazon Web Services
- Reena Sangar, Head of Digital & Connected Health, Ipsos Healthcare
"The 2017 Connected Health Conference will deliver the best our field has to offer, showcasing forward-thinking approaches, new evidence and technologies shaping clinical care, consumer health and investment in personal connected health," added Richard Scarfo, Vice President, PCHAlliance, and Director of the Connected Health Conference. "We're taking a fresh approach, creating unique learning experiences delivered by those on the front lines; and developing a dynamic, interactive and experiential exhibition floor, designed to facilitate collaborations, networking and, especially, innovation."
CHC17 focuses on one of the hottest topics facing healthcare -- and society: Healthy aging and how connected approaches support health across the decades. 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 the adoption and implementation of personal connected health at every age and stage of life. The Conference will take place October 25-27 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.
GENERAL REGISTRATION: Registration is now open. Please visit the CHC17 website for details and easy online registration.
Partners Connected Health
Partners Connected Health, at Partners HealthCare, 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. The Alliance mobilizes a coalition of stakeholders to realize the full potential of personal connected health. PCHAlliance members are a vibrant ecosystem of technology and life sciences industry icons and innovative, early stage companies along with 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. The Alliance publishes and promotes adoption of the Continua Design Guidelines. Continua is 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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