World Congress offers timely, innovative, and compelling research and advisory services to advance the health care, IP, and pharma industries. Through their educational events, they convene c-suite and senior-level executives from the health care, IP, and life sciences sectors to exchange ideas, discuss key market trends, and explore solutions to critical business challenges. Learn, network, and build lasting relationships with your peers and industry leaders.
The Personal Connected Health
Alliance (PCHAlliance) aims to make health and wellness an effortless part of daily life. The PCHAlliance, a non-profit organization formed by HIMSS, believes that health is personal and extends beyond healthcare. PCHAlliance mobilizes a coalition of stakeholders to realize the full potential of personal connected health. Members are a vibrant, global ecosystem of technology and life sciences industry icons and innovative, early stage companies, governments, academic institutions, and associations. To support its vision, PCHAlliance convenes the personal connected health community at the annual Connected Health Conference, the premier international event for the exchange of research, evidence, ideas, innovations and opportunities. PCHAlliance 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. PCHAlliance accelerates technical, business, policy and social strategies necessary to advance personal connected health through its flagship Academy for Healthy Longevity to promote lifelong health and wellness.
In 2011, StartUp Health introduced a revolutionary new model for transforming health by organizing and supporting a global army of entrepreneurs called Health TransformersTM. The Company has identified and is investing in 10 Health Moonshots, with the long-term goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. These include: Access to Care; Cost to Zero; Cure Disease, Cancer; Women’s Health; Longevity; Mental Health; Brain Health; Nutrition, and Children’s Health. With the world’s largest digital health portfolio (nearly 200 companies spanning five continents, 18 countries and 60+ cities), StartUp Health’s long-term platform for entrepreneurs includes the StartUp Health Academy, StartUp Health Network, StartUp Health Media and StartUp Health Ventures. Founded by Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes, StartUp Health is chaired by former Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin. Notable strategic partners and investors include AARP; Aurora Health Care; California Health Care Foundation; Steve Case; Mark Cuban; Esther Dyson; Brad Feld; Genentech; GE Ventures; Kaiser Permanente Ventures; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, SAP, and SeventySix Capital.
HealthXL builds global communities who want to improve health outcomes. Their platform connects innovators with HealthXL members including: AARP, Abbott, Becton Dickinson, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston Scientific, Bupa, Cardinal Health, Carnegie Mellon University, Celgene, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Cleveland Clinic, CSIRO, EY, GE Ventures, IBM, ICON, Imperial College Health Partners, Johnson & Johnson, MCRI, MedStar, Northwell Health, Novartis, Partners HealthCare, Philips Respironics, Reckitt Benckiser, ResMed, Roche Diagnostics, Silicon Valley Bank.
At HealthSparq, the organization helps people make smarter health care choices by partnering with health plans to provide members with cost and quality information about doctors, hospitals and medical services, based on their individual benefits. They put people at the core of everything they do by conducting continuous usability testing, eliciting consumer feedback to enhance product development, hosting industry panels featuring everyday people, and bringing human stories to the forefront through their #WhatTheHealthCare campaign. Using these insights, HealthSparq creates solutions to help people understand and navigate the health care system better than ever before. Growing since their founding in 2008 from their home in Portland, Oregon, they now serve more than 70 health plans and their 74 million members nationwide.