CONNECTED HEALTH CONFERENCE • Boston, MA • October 25-27, 2017

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The Connected Life Journey

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2017 Connected Health Conference

October 25-27, 2017 | Boston, MA

9th Annual Connected Health Conference to Focus on Innovative Partnerships and Connected Health Solutions Shaping a New Era in Human Health

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

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The 2017 Connected Health Conference (CHC17) looks at the field of connected health through the lens of the future, exploring how today's trends and market dynamics are shaping a new era in human health. The theme,

The Connected Life Journey: Shaping Health and Wellness for Every Generation, reimagines health and wellbeing throughout the life cycle, and focuses on new research, evidence and real-world examples of the applications, benefits and improved clinical outcomes that are being achieved with personal connected health technologies.

WHAT: 9th annual Connected Health Conference

NEW DATE: October 25-27, 2017

NEW LOCATION: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA

Featuring healthcare providers on the leading edge of care delivery innovation, life science and pharma companies integrating connected health strategies in their product offerings, healthcare executives improving efficiencies and outcomes, market leaders and startups pioneering connected solutions and the hottest tech developers, researchers and investors creating the next generation of wearables, devices and solutions:

  • A new fifth track focusing on health system innovation projects, outcomes and processes features some of the leading partnerships that are disrupting and redesigning healthcare delivery, including Healthbox and Intermountain Healthcare, Brigham Digital Innovation Hub, Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center and MITRE sharing their work with Dana-Farber.
  • The new Innovation Lounge will showcase provider, industry and institutional innovation centers and novel collaborations, including AMA, AARP, Conversa Health, Cognizant, HHS IDEA Lab, Intel, IBM, Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center, MITRE, Philips, PULSE@MassChallenge and Verizon. The Innovation Lounge stage will present groundbreaking initiatives from Intel, IBM, MDRevolution and Becton Dickinson, HHS Idea Lab, data from the IPSOS Digital Doctor Survey, and results of a recent connected health survey. Dr. Joe Kvedar will share a preview of his new book, The New Mobile Age, How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan.
  • Special events and deep dived on October 25 will cover topics including the state of the market in wearables, artificial intelligence (AI), voice-activated technologies, the smart home and the innovation economy.
  • Life Sciences and MedTech Roundtable will explore the emerging category of digital therapeutics, the evolution of traditional pharma and med tech business models and the impact on relationships with patients, providers and other stakeholders in healthcare.
  • New poster session, in collaboration with the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), will feature over 50 top-notch presentations that share methodologies and findings from connected health-related research.
  • Innovation competitions include:
    • The 7th annual HealthTech Standout! Competition, which includes 10 early stage companies in two live pitch sessions presenting rapid-fire demos -- from VR to an app to support end-of-life decisions, a mobile vision center and home exam and diagnosis solutions.
    • A team from McLean Hospital, the largest psychiatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and winner of the Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge (CHIC), will share their idea to bridge the gap in access to group therapy treatment for individuals with both mood and substance abuse disorders.
  • The still-to-be-announced winner of the Alexa Diabetes Challenge will discuss how Echo is being used in aging, rehabilitation of veterans, patient engagement and diabetes.
  • 120 companies, including 40+ startups on the exhibit floor, the new AI Pavilion will highlight case studies in real-world AI applications, and the Startup Showcase will be a hub for cutting-edge companies.
  • An unprecedented roster of sponsors includes Intel (Partnering Sponsor), Verizon (Platinum Innovation Sponsor), Philips, IBM, Teva Pharmaceuticals, AARP,  Amazon Web Services, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, Qualcomm Life, Fitbit, American Medical Association (AMA), Validic, TMC Innovation Institute, BD, Cognizant, Continuum, Conversa Health, iGetBetter, Livongo, MITRE, Nokia, Omron and Uplift Cooperative.

With a revitalized focus and new location in Boston -- a hub of health and technology innovation -- CHC17 combines 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 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. 

See the full schedule for the 2017 Connected Health Conference here. 

GENERAL REGISTRATION:  To register for the Connected Health Conference, visit the CHC17 website.

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

About 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 helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. The 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 digital health technologies in clinical applications, including 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, and 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. 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 global ecosystem of tech and life sciences industry icons and innovative, early stage companies, governments, academic institutions, and associations. PCHAlliance convenes the personal connected health community at the annual Connected Health Conference, the premier international event for the exchange of research, evidence, ideas, innovations and opportunities. 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 Healthy Longevity initiative.



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