OCTOBER 16-18, 2019



October 16-18, 2019 | Boston, MA

Consumerization of Health, New Evidence, Emerging Technologies, Health Behaviors & Market Demand

ARLINGTON, VA and BOSTON, OCTOBER 8, 2019 -- A lineup of newsmakers, thought leaders and visionaries are set to take the stage at the 11th annual Connected Health Conference, hosted by the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), a HIMSS innovation company. Special events, deep-dive sessions, a showcase for early stage companies and new research round out the three-day agenda.

Main Stage Presentations

A notable lineup of keynote speakers includes sought-after experts and visionaries in distinct areas of health and wellness, who will bring their unique perspective to the conference theme, Designing for Healthy Habits & Better Outcomes. Hear from Chris Dancy, 'The World's Most Connected Human;' Muse Co-founder, Ariel Garten; Margaret Laws, President/CEO, HopeLab; Jud Brewer, Director of Research and Innovation, Mindfulness Center, Brown University School of Public Health; and more.

HealthTech StandOut! Competition

Hosted by Partners Connected Health and judged by a panel of industry experts, the annual Health Tech StandOut! Competition will feature rapid fire presentations by six of the most innovative startups that were selected by a panel of experts and thought-leaders. Meet the 2019 finalists.

Poster Session and Presentations

Learn about new research and innovations in connected health. Over 100 abstract submissions went through a comprehensive review process, managed by the Partners Connected Health Innovation team. The top 30 posters were selected and will be presented throughout the event. View the abstracts here.

Seeing Healthcare: Data Visualization for Clinicians

GoInvo and IBM Watson are teaming up to deliver a three-hour agenda that includes an introductory presentation and three interactive workshops dedicated to design cases in primary care telemedicine, clinical trials and population health.

Fireside Chat: Pharma & Digital: The Long View

Kicking off a deep dive program, Transforming the Life Sciences Through Digital Health: Integrating Digital, Drugs & Devices, this fireside chat will feature Bob Coughlin, Executive Director, Mass Biotech Council, and Dr. Joe Kvedar, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare; moderated by Bloomberg Radio & TV editor, Anne Mostue.

Hosted by PCHAlliance and Partners Connected Health, the Connected Health Conference 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.

GENERAL REGISTRATION:  Please visit the CHC19 website for details and easy online registration.

MEDIA REGISTRATION:  Please contact Karen Groppe ( 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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