Connected Health Conference 2016

By Heather Mack 04:23 pm December 16, 2016
Patients and their caregivers are playing increasingly prominent roles in research and healthcare technology innovation. As with any emerging shift in healthcare, creating the right foundation to facilitate more robust, inclusive and insightful research comes with challenges, which is where the National Patient Powered Research Network (PPRN) comes in.  “Recruitment into registries and clinical...
By MobiHealthNews 03:38 pm December 16, 2016
This week, the Connected Health Conference in National Harbor, Maryland brought together stakeholders and thought leaders in digital and connected health. MobiHealthNews covered the two-day event this week -- links to our coverage from Monday and Tuesday are at the bottom of this roundup. Read on for other notable events and quotable presentations we picked up along the way. Accenture, Mount...
By Tom Sullivan 03:05 pm December 14, 2016
Engaging patients via connected health apps, devices and other technologies to take charge of their own health seems like an obvious progression for the healthcare industry to make. So why isn’t it happening faster? That was a central question in multiple sessions here at the Connected Health Conference on Monday. Partners Healthcare vice president of connected health Joseph Kvedar, MD, pointed...
By Jonah Comstock 02:52 pm December 13, 2016
Globally and in the US, use of connected health devices is still low and hasn’t changed since last year, according to extensive survey data from Ipsos, shared today at the Connected Health Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. “What we lack is objective data,” Reena Sangar, head of digital and connected health at Ipsos, told conference attendees. “The data [that’s out there now] is very US-...
By Jonah Comstock 10:07 am December 13, 2016
Precision medicine was a major topic at the Connected Health Conference in National Harbor, Maryland this week. In a main stage panel yesterday moderated by NEHI President and CEO Susan Dentzer, panelists discussed how personalized medicine is more than just genomics. Sometimes it’s much more simple. “Homeless patients should not receive medications that have to be refrigerated,” Kevin Johnson,...
By Tom Sullivan 05:45 pm December 12, 2016
Orbita announced its Voice Experience Designer at the Connected Health Conference on Monday. The company described the software as a graphical tool healthcare organizations can use to build voice assistants that aid patients in their homes. “We provide the connectivity services, the orchestration logic for data that comes in and collaboration app for caregivers to communication with patients,”...
By Jonah Comstock 05:33 pm December 12, 2016
Uber continues to see healthcare as a major area for growth, according to Lindsay Elin, head of Federal and Community Affairs at Uber. At a panel at the Connected Health Conference in Washington, DC today, Elin spoke about a partnership with health system MedStar (whose director of consumer health initiatives, Pete Celano, also attended), a new team of employees dedicated to health, and the...