CONNECTED HEALTH CONFERENCE • SAVE THE DATE • October 16-18, 2019 • Boston, MA
By John Sharp, Senior Manager, PCHAlliance
Personal health technologies are advancing at blinding speed today, with no evidence that this pace is slowing. Wearables, from fitness trackers to medical grade Continuous Glucose Monitors, continue to improve through better sensor technology, improved apps, better synchronizing, miniaturization and testing. Innovators create new companies around this technology every week and funding for new ideas keeps flowing.
At this accelerating pace, have we lost the human element? Is the technology removing empathy from healthcare? Is the human connection -- so essential for healing and wellness -- pushed away by the technical solutions? Are the fears about artificial intelligence and robotics leading to depersonalization of care, well founded?
At the 10th annual Connected Health Conference, hosted by the Personal Connected Health Alliance in Boston, October 17-19, we will explore these questions and discuss how to achieve a balance of this exciting new technology, with all of its potential for improving health, and how it can actually enhance the human element.
Innovation will be a thread throughout the conference with some of the most advanced thought leaders on the main stage, such as, James Vlahos of WIRED and creator of ‘Dadbot’, a true merging of human and technology. In the breakout sessions, we will explore the human element through topics like consumerization, patient engagement, enabling health behavior change, ethical issues and technology and aging. Patient experts on key panels will help ensure the human element is an ongoing focus. On the exhibit floor there will be an Innovation Café, an informal setting to discuss technology face-to-face with industry experts. Opportunities for networking will be as pervasive as the technology itself.
Join us in Boston this fall!