Deep Dive Sessions, Special Events Examining Artificial Intelligence, Digital Therapeutics and the Innovation Economy Kick Off Connected Health Conference

Presented by the Personal Connected Health Alliance in partnership with Partners Connected Health, CHC17 moves to Boston, October 25-27

WASHINGTON, DC and BOSTON, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 — The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) today announced a series of special events and a full day of deep dive sessions that will kick off the 2017 Connected Health Conference (CHC17), covering cutting-edge topics including digital therapeutics, artificial intelligence (AI), voice-activated technologies and the innovation economy.

“There are a number of compelling issues and opportunities that are emerging in connected health, which will be explored during a full day of deep dive pre-conference sessions and special events,” said Richard Scarfo, Vice President, PCHAlliance, and Director of the Connected Health Conference.  “Technologies ranging from digital therapeutics and artificial intelligence to voice-activated technologies are poised to revolutionize how we think about health and wellness, and how we address our aging population.  Attendees will gain market insights, learn business strategies and experience the latest technologies that will put them a step ahead.”

Fueling the Innovation Economy in Connected Health: An Ecosystem Approach will highlight unique collaborations, public-private partnerships and economic development initiatives that are radically de-risking innovation and leading to faster adoption and scale of digital health technologies. Attendees will help shape plans to launch a collaborative network to share innovation best practices and advance the industry. Hosted by PCHAlliance; October 25.

Innovating Your Organization with Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a workshop with expert facilitators and healthcare executives presenting capabilities, trends and common use cases, the benefits of AI for healthcare organizations, the potential risks and challenges of using AI, and next steps to prepare for adoption of AI. Hosted by Catalaize; October 26.

Wearables, IoT and Natural Language in Healthcare is where thought leaders will discuss the state of the market in wearables, and the transformative potential of voice and chat as the new interface for healthcare. Hosted by MoDev; October 25.

Life Sciences and MedTech Roundtable is a half-day interactive program that will explore the emerging category of digital therapeutics, the evolution of traditional pharma and medical technology business models and regulatory challenges and opportunities for leveraging digital and communications technologies in products and services. Hosted by PCHAlliance; October 25.

Connected Health and the Smart Home: Assessing the Crossover Opportunities brings together analysts and industry executives to discuss the role of health for the connected consumer and strategies to deliver healthcare innovations through a connected and intelligent home. Hosted by Parks Associates; October 25.

The Digital Health Society: Europe Meets North America full day workshop brings together stakeholders from US, Canada and Europe to exchange views and strategies, and discuss specific challenges such as interoperability standards, data-governance and market access, and discover partnerships and business opportunities from both side of the Atlantic.  Hosted by ECHAlliance; October 25.

Society for Participatory Medicine: Transforming the Culture of Care will feature speakers putting Participatory Medicine into practice–and changing lives and the culture of health care.  Topics will include shared decision making; medical education to foster collaborative and coordinated care; and the impact of design intervention on health engagement. Hosted by the Society for Participatory Medicine; October 25.

7th Annual Health Tech StandOut! Competition (formerly the Innovators Challenge) will feature rapid fire presentations by ten of the most innovative startups chosen by a panel of experts and thought-leaders, including sensors, technology platforms used by consumers or patients, “connected” consumer products, population health initiatives, mental health programs, fitness and wellness solutions, and targeted digital interventions that address pain management, program on-boarding, or other types of digitally-enabled solutions. Hosted by Partners Connected Health: October 25 and 26.

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.

MEDIA REGISTRATION:  Please contact Gina Cella  (857-239-9198 or Media can register online at the CHC17 website.


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.