Connected Health Conference

A woman conducts a telemedicine visit.
By Jonah Comstock 03:27 pm October 12, 2018
Telemedicine, whether offered by insurers, hospitals or direct-to-consumer, continues to grow with more and more organizations offering virtual visits to patients. It’s a technology with broad support, one of the few things that seem to be able to unite both sides of the political aisle, for instance. But that doesn’t mean everyone is in agreement about the particulars of the technology: how and...
Kamal Jethwani and Lisa Gualtieri

Kamal Jethwani and Lisa Gualtieri are among the speakers at the Connected Health Conference in Boston beginning Oct. 17.

By Jonah Comstock 01:50 pm October 9, 2018
Both in the consumer and clinical worlds, it’s important not only to design for the user and involve them in the process, but also to realize the full scope of your user base, and make sure no one gets left behind. Considering the user is a vital step in teasing out the human element of connected health, and a number of speakers at this month’s Connected Health Conference will be tackling that...
By Dave Muoio 03:52 pm September 25, 2018
Among patients and providers alike, bots are beginning to make their mark on healthcare. Supported by advancements in natural language processing and artificial intelligence, the technology is seeing an increasing variety of implementations. These range from text-based reception and customer service chatbots — for instance Novo Nordisk’s Sophia, which the company recently told MobiHealthNews has...
By Jonah Comstock 04:22 pm September 10, 2018
Connected Health Conference’s 2018 theme of “technology and the human element” wasn’t just chosen out of a hat, Program Chair Dr. Joseph Kvedar, told MobiHealthNews. It’s an effort to offer reassurance and a helpful reframing for those who are concerned about the pace at which technology is moving. “With all of the surge in interest, and hype on artificial intelligence, and the corresponding...
Connected Health Conference to focus on human element of digital tech

Scott Kirsner and Carla Kriwet speaking at the Connected Health Conference last year.

By Jonah Comstock 04:33 pm July 27, 2018
As more and more hospitals are deploying a range of smart and connected technologies to improve care and efficiency, it's increasingly important to preserve and highlight the human side of care. That's the overarching theme of the upcoming HIMSS Connected Health Conference in Boston: "Balancing Technology and the Human Element". Kicking off on Oct. 17, CHC18 will be the second year of the event's...
By Jonah Comstock 05:02 pm October 26, 2017
At the Connected Health Conference in Boston this week, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina-based Validic announced the launch of its next-generation data platform, as well as a partnership with Partners Connected Health, one of the organizers of the conference. The new platform, called Inform, is a complete re-engineering of Validic’s service, in which the company works with healthcare providers to...
By Jonah Comstock 03:42 pm October 25, 2017
Seven years after it first launched, the OpenNotes program is now available to 19 million people. More than 80 organizations have made patients’ clinical notes available to them, in 47 states — all except Maine, Rhode Island, and Alabama. At the first ever Society for Participatory Medicine conference, a co-located pre-conference event connected to the Connected Health Conference in Boston,...
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-...