Personal Connected Health Alliance Confirms New Collaboration

MHW learned Monday that the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) and the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) announced a new strategic partnership to advance the adoption and long-term use of personal connected health technologies.

According to the emailed statement, The PCHAlliance strives to make health and wellness an effortless part of daily life and the ECHAlliance convenes a dynamic community of national and regional ecosystems to facilitate the disruption of health and social systems in a strategic effort to improve care for those who need it most.

“There is growing momentum for technology-driven strategies for health, wellness and chronic disease management, particularly in countries with high burden of chronic illness and rapidly aging populations throughout the world. In fact, we are already working with a number of national and regional health ministries that are implementing connected health strategies as part of large-scale public healthcare,” said Patty Mechael, PhD, MHS, Executive Vice President, PCHAlliance. “We are pleased to partner with ECHAlliance to combine our resources to advance awareness, galvanize key stakeholders and provide the tools, standards and support needed to improve health outcomes through the strategic use of personal connected health in key regions and countries, including Europe, North America and China.”

PCHAlliance and ECHAlliance represent two leading organizations that share the same goal and engage in complementary efforts. Their joint efforts will focus on thought leadership activities, policy initiatives and industry events to advance the field. In October at the Connected Health Conference, the ECHAlliance will host a special workshop, The Digital Health Society: Europe meets North America, bringing together stakeholders from the US, Canada and Europe to exchange views and strategies, explore partnerships, and discuss challenges and opportunities, such as interoperability standards, data-governance, market access from both side of the Atlantic.

“The ECHAlliance shares PCHAlliance’s mission, to promote and help facilitate the widespread adoption of innovative technologies by consumers and in healthcare settings. We are delighted to join with PCHAlliance to create and strengthen partnerships, knowledge and opportunities that will drive sustainable change in the quality and efficiency of health, wellness and social care,” added Brian O’Connor, Chair, ECHAlliance. “We will leverage our combined expertise, resources and multi-stakeholder collaborations to break down silos, develop collaborations, improve efficiencies and create better health and wellness for all citizens.”

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