OCTOBER 16-18, 2019



October 16-18, 2019 | Boston, MA

11th Annual Connected Health Conference to Focus on Designing for Healthy Habits & Better Outcomes

ARLINGTON, VA and BOSTON, MAY 30, 2019 -- The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), a HIMSS innovation company, today announced that the 2019 Connected Health Conference (CHC) will return to Boston, October 16-18. This year's theme, Designing for Healthy Habits & Better Outcomes, speaks to the transformation of health through system, product, service and behavior change design. Early Bird rates are available through August 16.

Hosted by PCHAlliance and Partners Connected Health, CHC has deep roots and connections in industry, government, academia and healthcare delivery. Speakers and attendees are visionaries and change-makers, representing influence, insight and innovation in every corner of the field. The three-day program will cover the spectrum of technology-enabled, person-centered care, from prevention to wellness and chronic disease management, with a focus on new evidence and approaches in connected health.
Experts from all Corners of the Industry Shaping the Program

Leading connected health visionary, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, and Professor, Harvard Medical School, is again serving as CHC19 Program Chair. In addition, the CHC advisory board brings deep expertise in connected health and the key trends accelerating change. The board includes leaders from provider organizations driving population health and design initiatives, health plan executives providing expertise on health behavior change and venture capital executives. Other members include a leading patient advocacy organization, a physician professional society and a successful startup CEO.

2019 CHC Advisory Board Members

  • Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH, Associate VP, UPMC Health Plan
  • Sree Chaguturu, MD, Chief Population Health Officer, Partners HealthCare
  • Stacey Chang, Executive Director, Design Institute for Health, Dell Medical School, University of Texas-Austin
  • David Goldsmith, Chief Strategy Officer, WEGO Health
  • Yasmin Hernandez-Barco, MD, Gastroenterology, Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Richard Kivel, Investor and Board Director of Technology & Healthcare, Graybella Capital
  • Mary Quilty, Principal, Health Technology Center, MITRE Corporation
  • Lisa Suennen, Managing Director, Manatt Health
  • Sylvia Trujillo, Senior Washington Counsel, American Medical Association
  • Kristen Valdes, Founder and CEO, b.well Connected Health


Scientific Poster Presentations return to CHC19 and will feature the latest methodologies and findings from connected health-related research. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by an independent panel of judges and will have a prominent place on the exhibit floor. The Call for Abstracts opens May 27.

GENERAL REGISTRATION: Please visit the registration page.

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Please contact Gina Cella (; 857-239-9198) for more details and to register to attend.

Partners Connected Health
Partners Connected Health, at Partners HealthCare, is leveraging information technology – smartphones, 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. Partners Connected Health has launched a number of innovative health tracking programs, mobile health, virtual care initiatives and clinical research programs for the more than 1.5 million patients served at Partners HealthCare-affiliated hospitals. 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.

Personal Connected Health Alliance
PCHAlliance, a membership-based HIMSS innovation company, accelerates technical, business and social strategies necessary to advance personal connected health and is committed to improving health behaviors and chronic disease management via connected health technologies. The Alliance is working to advance patient/consumer-centered health, wellness and disease prevention, and mobilizing 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. 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.

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