Personal Connected Health Alliance Welcomes 24 New Members from 10 Countries

Mar 05, 2018

BD, Merck and Teva Pharmaceuticals become Strategic Level members, adding to growing number of life sciences companies joining PCHAlliance

ARLINGTON, VA, MARCH 5, 2018 -- The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), a HIMSS organization, today announced that 24 new organizations have become members of the Alliance. In the past year, PCHAlliance has added nearly 45 new member organizations from North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Middle East and Australia. 

CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia) has joined as a Global Level member and holds a seat on the PCHAlliance Board of Managers. BD, Merck and Teva Pharmaceuticals (US) have joined at the Strategic Level and have appointed representatives to the PCHAlliance Advisory Council.  

"The significant growth in our membership and support for the work of the Alliance truly reflects the state of the market, with more companies, government agencies and healthcare providers seeking connected health solutions to improve care delivery and engage individuals in their health and wellness," said Richard Scarfo, Vice President, PCHAlliance. "PCHAlliance is driving important collaborations, policy initiatives and interoperability standards, to creating opportunities for connected health adoption in markets around the world to support better health through information and technology."

PCHAlliance is convening market leaders, innovators and industry icons to  bring the best thinking, experience and perspective to solving tomorrow's healthcare challenges.  Its growing portfolio of members represent all sectors of the market, coming together to create the right technologies for remote monitoring and personal health tracking; to advance the application of new tools such as behavioral health, data analytics and artificial intelligence; and to support the widespread adoption of personal connected health technologies through interoperability and public policy initiatives.

PCHAlliance New Members

In addition to CSIRO, BD, Merck and Teva Pharmaceuticals, PCHAlliance also welcomed 20 additional members: ATH Consulting (Tunisia), B. Braun Melsungen AG (Germany), Biosense Technologies (India), Bose (US), Fitbit (US), GlobalSpace Technologies (India), Indie Health (US), Johns Hopkins Technology Innovation Center (US), Johnson & Johnson (US), Kollabio (US), MAS Holdings (Sri Lanka), The MITRE Corporation (US), NICTIZ (Netherlands), Orbita (US), Partners Connected Health (US), Telomeres (Qatar), Tupelo Life (India), Unit Care Saude (Brazil), UTECH Company Ltd. (China), WEGO Health (US) and WoltersKluwer (India).

"From patient generated health data (PGHD) and digital therapeutics to artificial intelligence, PCHAlliance and our members are on the forefront of innovation, working to disrupt how we think about and engage in health and wellness," added Jody Toser, Senior Manager of Member Experience, PCHAlliance. "Through our work with the Continua Design Guidelines and events like the Connected Health Conference, we are also leading the way to fully realize the potential and implement these technologies in the real world."

PCHAlliance is convening the global personal connected health community -- technology companies, healthcare providers, payers, governments and the public -- to accelerate the technical, business, policy and social initiatives necessary to advance the field. PCHAlliance is developing and promoting technical standards, facilitating collaboration, convening conferences, sharing research and advocating policy to help drive personal connected health forward.

About  PCHAlliance

The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), a non-profit organization formed by HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society), believes that health is personal and extends beyond healthcare. PCHAlliance accelerates technical, business, policy and social strategies necessary to advance 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. To support its vision, 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 also publishes and promotes adoption of the Continua Design Guidelines, 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.