The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) works collaboratively with health, technology and life sciences, public policy, research and advocacy groups to support a new norm of personal health engagement, positive behavior change and improved wellbeing and health outcomes. PCHAlliance is focused on driving the agenda, creating an evidence base and mobilizing collective action to achieve personal connected health for all. 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 a division of HIMSS and home to Continua, which publishes the annual Continua Design Guidelines. Continua is recognized as the international standard for user friendly end-to-end interoperability of personal connected health devices and systems.
PCHAlliance is at the forefront of health and wellness in today's society, driving advancements in mobile and communications technologies, and the growing use of new devices, health trackers and apps by consumers and healthcare providers.
No longer is a doctor's visit the only way to check up on your health. Thanks to readily-available consumer technologies—such as smartphones, sensors and tablets—consumers are taking charge of their health and wellness. PCHAlliance brings together the critical elements needed to ensure that these technologies are user-friendly, secure and can easily collect, display and relay personal health data. In PCHAlliance’s vision for healthcare, consumers can use readily available technologies to access their personal health data, receive targeted health and wellness education, consult with healthcare providers and gain support from friends and family to improve their health.