10th Annual Connected Health Symposium Scheduled For October; Call for Demonstrations Announced

This year marks a significant milestone for the Partners Healthcare Center for Connected Health. The organization will be hosting its 10th Annual Connected Health Symposium with a theme of  “Collaborations and Innovations to Engage Patients and Elevate Care.”

The Symposium, which brings together leaders in the fields of health care delivery and design, academics, and technology, will be held October 24-25 in Boston at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Division Chief and Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • George Kassabgi, Co-founder of Keas.com
  • Leslie Saxon, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School Of Medicine
  • Troyen Brennan, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark
  • Francesca Gino, PhD, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Joseph Kvedar, MD, Partners HealthCare Center for Connected Health, Founder and Director
  • Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President and President of Global Market Development, Qualcomm Technologies


According to Organizing Chair Joe Ternullo, this year’s Symposium will showcase the latest global developments and innovations in healthcare and policy at a gathering of 1,500 health plan leaders, hospital executives, practitioners, policymakers, investors, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals.

The Symposium also offers the opportunity for physicians and nurses to earn continuing education credits – and all attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Call for demonstrations. Applications due July 10

The Symposium will continue offering one of its most popular events by hosting its third annual “Innovator’s Challenge.” This event presents new products and services that are well along in development and may represent significant potential for continued innovations for connected health.

Demo sessions at the 2013 Symposium will emphasize two sets of themes. One will address innovative sensors, robots and devices. The other will cover presentations on new products and services to engage patients.

These demos are limited to four and half minutes each. Those interested in demonstrating their new products and services are asked to complete a short application, with the final selection of participants decided on by a panel of health IT experts. Note that the application deadline is Wednesday, July 10.

For more information on the Symposium, or to register, visit the Connected Health Symposium 2013 web site.

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