Personal Connected Health Alliance Confirms Ten New Members

The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) announced Tuesday that ten new companies have become members of the Alliance.

Medtronic plc and Verizon have joined at the Strategic Level and will appoint representatives to the PCHAlliance Advisory Council. Verizon currently holds a seat on the Board of Managers.

“Our membership represents the full connected health ecosystem who are focused on the urgent need for consumer-centered connected health in care delivery, including companies addressing critical needs in chronic care, healthy longevity, mobile and analytics capabilities,” said Horst Merkle, Chair, PCHAlliance Board of Managers, and Director of Digital Solutions for Roche Diabetes Care. “PCHAlliance is the catalyst for important collaborations, policy initiatives and innovation supporting technology, pharma and life sciences companies, healthcare provider organizations, major consumer giants and early stage companies alike.”

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

In addition to Medtronic and Verizon, PCHAlliance also welcomed eight additional members: Cellnovo, Infopia, SPMS – Serviços Partilhados do Ministério da Saúde, Taiwan Scientific Corporation, TrackMyBeat Healthcare, WEGO Health, Wellsmith and Valotec.

“We have seen remarkable growth this year, with the addition of nearly 30 new member organizations, representing an impressive range of expertise and diverse industry affiliations that will help to advance our work to support the adoption of personal health tools to improve human health and healthcare around the world,” said Patty Mechael, Executive Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance. “Our membership is engaged and actively contributing to our strategic goals, including policy and advocacy, country adoption of the Continua Design Guidelines to support clinic-grade interoperability, and our healthy longevity initiative.”

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