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.

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