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SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTMENT CAN TRANSFORM HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY’S CHALLANGES

WASHINGTON, DC, July 12, 2016 – In late June, leaders from the private, public and community sectors convened in New York at the second annual "Wall Street Summit – The Business of Health," hosted by National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative), in partnership with HIMSS and the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA), to address healthcare disparities and technology opportunities in the United States.

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http://nhitunderserved.org/news/article.html?id=cee86bde2bb5a073744c94d9ad699ce7

CONNECTED DEVICES HELP MORE FIND A HEALTHIER NORM
TELEMEDICINE: The proliferation of connected devices—accounting for $3.3 billion in 2013, and an expected $8 billion by 2018 in the U.S.—are revolutionizing how we approach health and well-being.
June 24, 2016 - Personal connected health is a new paradigm for health promotion that equips individuals to achieve their health pursuits, integrating consumer behaviors and expectations into technologies that make staying or becoming healthy a part of everyday life. It is enabling a more targeted approach to helping people maintain a state of good health, as well as treatment and care for those who are sick.

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http://www.futureofhealthcarenews.com/telemedicine/connected-devices-help-more-find-a-healthier-norm


SIX EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS REQUEST SUPPORT FOR INTEROPERABLE TELEHEALTH IN JOINT LETTER TO THE EHEALTH NETWORK
-- PCHA’s Continua Design Guidelines Cited as the “leading open framework” for Interoperability in Personal Connected Health --
BRUSSELS, Belgium and ARLINGTON, VA, USA (22 June 2016) – Health ministries and their agencies responsible for ICT systems from Austria, Catalonia, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden today delivered a joint letter to the eHealth Network endorsing large scale deployment of telehealth systems, outlining challenges to implementation, and requesting support to address telehealth challenges related to enabling technology and interoperability.
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http://www.pchalliance.org/press-release/six-european-governments-request-support-interoperable-telehealth-joint-letter-ehealth

Blog: REVITALIZING PCHA

June 10, 2016: Please see the new blog from Patty Mechael, highlighting PCHA’s new strategy and key events moving forward for PCHA.

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http://www.himss.org/News/NewsDetail.aspx?ItemNumber=48786

PERSONAL CONNECTED HEALTH ALLIANCE APPOINTS PATRICIA MECHAEL
AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ESTABLISHES NEW MISSION AND STRATEGY TO SUPPORT SUSTAINED ADOPTION OF PERSONAL CONNECTED HEALTH

ARLINGTON, VA and AMSTERDAM (June 7, 2016) – The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) today announced the appointment of Patricia (Patty) Mechael, PhD, as its Executive Vice President, and launched its recharged mission and strategy to catalyze market and policy innovation, research and collective action for the sustained adoption of personal connected health.

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http://www.pchalliance.org/press-release/personal-connected-health-alliance-appoints-patricia-mechael-executive-vice-president

PERSONAL CONNECTED HEALTH ALLIANCE (PCHA) CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
OF CONTINUA DESIGN GUIDELINES, THE ONLY OPEN FRAMEWORK FOR INTEROPERABILITY
OF PERSONAL CONNECTED HEALTH DEVICES AND SOLUTIONS

ARLINGTON, VA and AMSTERDAM (June 6, 2016) – The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) today marks the ten-year anniversary of the Continua Design Guidelines and the advancement of authentic interoperability for personal connected health devices and solutions. The Continua Design Guidelines are based on common, international technology standards defined by recognized industry groups and standards development organizations.

Established in 2006 as the Continua Health Alliance, the organization partnered with the mHealth Summit (now the Connected Health Conference) and HIMSS to launch the Personal Connected Health Alliance in April 2014. PCHA now publishes the Continua Design Guidelines, promoting open, interoperable personal health solutions as part of its mission to achieve personal connected health for all.

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http://www.pchalliance.org/press-release/personal-connected-health-alliance-pcha-celebrates-10-years-continua-design-guidelines

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