Facebook, Microsoft Philanthropies, Google And Qualcomm Wireless Reach Featured At Annual Global Digital Health Forum Closing Plenary

Co-Located at the Connected Health Conference, December 13-14

Dec 02, 2016, 14:02 ET from Personal Connected Health Alliance

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Thought leaders from Facebook, Google, Microsoft Philanthropies and Qualcomm Wireless Reach will be featured at the closing plenary of the 3rd annual Global Digital Health Forum (formerly the Global mHealth Forum), on December 14. These highly-recognized corporate partners will discuss how they are providing far-reaching technical capability for last-mile connectivity in support of health in low- and middle-income countries.

The Global Digital Health Forum, presented by the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) in partnership with the Global Digital Health Network and USAID, brings together public and private sector organizations to share the latest evidence, experiences and lessons learned on new applications and approaches in digital health. The Global Digital Health Forum is the preeminent global digital health event; a two-day Forum focused on catalyzing change in healthcare through advancing the use of digital technologies for improved health in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).  

"The Global Digital Health Forum is focused on harnessing innovation for digital health this year and the participants will have the opportunity to engage with many leading experts about salient digital health trends and implementations contributing to improved health in low-and middle-income countries," said Amanda Puckett BenDor, Co-Chair, The Global Digital Health Network. "We are very excited to hear from key private partners about how they are contributing innovative work to bridge connectivity and access from strategy to local technical implementations in low-and middle-income countries."

The Forum will offer opportunities for collaboration in mobile and connected health in low resource settings worldwide, including over 90 speakers, thought leaders and stakeholders discussing new and developing trends and state-of-the-art digital health tools for LMICs and elsewhere.

"The Global Digital Health Forum has created an important opportunity for program managers, implementers, donors, solution providers and private and public sector health providers, researchers and entrepreneurs to be inspired and learn from these industry-leading organizations," added Richard Scarfo, Vice President, PCHAlliance, and Director, Connected Health Conference. "The Personal Connected Health Alliance is pleased to partner with the Global Digital Health Network and USAID to create this important platform, to help shape the future of digital health."

The Conference exhibit floor will feature the new Global Digital Health Pavilion, highlighting forward-thinking companies, groundbreaking ideas and emerging technologies designed to strengthen the digital and connected health capacity of program implementers and managers in low resource settings.   

Hosted by PCHAlliance, the Connected Health Conference and Global Digital Health Forum will take place December 11-14, 2016, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, DC. Formerly the mHealth Summit, the Connected Health Conference was renamed this year to better reflect an increasingly consumer-centered, technology-enabled and collaborative approach to improving health and wellness. In line with PCHAlliance's mission, the Conference will also provide opportunities to learn and develop skills that can be immediately applied to advance the adoption and implementation of personal connected health in community and public health as well as healthcare settings.

GLOBAL DIGITAL HEALTH FORUM Program: http://www.pchaconference.org/global-health-forum/program
GLOBAL DIGITAL HEALTH FORUM Registration: http://www.pchaconference.org/global-health-forum/registration 
GENERAL REGISTRATION for the Connected Health Conference: http://www.pchaconference.org/ 
MEDIA REGISTRATION:  For more information or complimentary Media Registration, please contact Gina Cella at 857-239-9198 or gcella@pchalliance.org

About Global Digital Health Network
The Global Digital Health Network — created by global health organizations for global health organizations — is a 2600+ person-strong forum with members from 84 countries. The Global Digital Health Network Advisory Board provides leadership in digital health and offers a collaborative gathering space for Network members to share perspectives, resources, and practical guidance related to digital health programming across a wide range of health areas. Our members work to enhance global public health strategies, standards and practices through the use of innovative technologies in limited resource settings. \\
Twitter: #GDHF2016; @The_GDHN

About the Connected Health Conference
The Connected Health Conference, formerly the mHealth Summit, is the premier international conference and expo for the exchange of research, evidence, ideas, innovations and opportunities in connected health. In its eighth year, the event features industry-leading keynote presentations, four tracks of dynamic programming, poster presentations, an interactive exhibit floor, pre-conference symposia and high-value networking sessions. The Connected Health Conference is presented by the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), a HIMSS organization.

About the Personal Connected Health Alliance
The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) is a non-profit organization formed by HIMSS, working to make health and wellness an effortless part of daily life. PCHAlliance is collaborating with industry, healthcare, public policy, research and advocacy groups to convene the global personal connected health community, and to accelerate the technical, business, policy and social initiatives necessary to advance the field. PCHAlliance hosts the annual Connected Health Conference, an international forum and expo for networking and showcasing advancements in research, innovations and opportunities in personal connected health. PCHAlliance is home to Continua, which publishes the annual Continua Design Guidelines, recognized as the international standard for user friendly end-to-end interoperability of personal connected health devices and systems.

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