ARLINGTON, Va., May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) today announced the addition of twelve new member companies during the first quarter of 2017, including five at the Global level -- AT&T, Eli Lilly and Company, IPSOS Healthcare, ResMed and Samsung. As a Global Member, each had the opportunity to nominate an executive to the PCHAlliance Board of Managers and all have been accepted.
"We have a very strong leadership team in place and are pleased to welcome the newest members to the Board of Managers, representing major players in the connected health ecosystem," said Patricia (Patty) Mechael, Executive Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance. "Each of the individuals on the PCHAlliance Board share deep experience, passionate commitment and an innovative approach to helping shape the course of human health and healthcare through the use of personal health tools."
Joining the Board of Managers are Joseph Mosele, Vice President, Business Development, AT&T Business Solutions; James Parshall, Director, Software Device Solutions, Eli Lilly and Company; Michael Spedding, Global CEO, Ipsos Healthcare; Jeremy Malecha, Vice President, Global Product Management, Healthcare Informatics, ResMed; and Alex Gao, Head of Digital Health Lab, Samsung Research America.
PCHAlliance also welcomed six additional members: Propel Health, Voluntis, Rooi Digital, Ingram Micro, Danish Health Data Authority and HAP Innovations.
"Working closely with the Board, PCHAlliance published a refined strategy in 2016. This has encouraged many of the PCHAlliance members to become more deeply involved through Working Groups, strategic initiatives and events," added Horst Merkle, Chair, PCHAlliance Board of Managers, and Director, Digital Solutions, Roche Diabetes Care. "We are truly becoming a platform that is representative of a highly diverse and growing personal connected health ecosystem. Thank you to the Board for their vision and support, as we reimagined the organization to best suit the needs of our membership and realize the full potential of personal connected health around the world."
PCHAlliance's goal is to help people make health and wellness an effortless part of daily life. The Alliance is convening the global personal connected health community -- technology companies, healthcare providers, payers, governments and the public -- to accelerate the technical, business, policy and social initiatives necessary to advance the field. PCHAlliance is developing and promoting technical standards, facilitating collaboration, convening conferences, sharing research and advocating policy to help drive personal connected health forward.
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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