HIMSS, Continua Introduce Personal Connected Health Alliance

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | February 24, 2014

HIMSS Board Chair and Partners HealthCare deputy CIO Scott MacLean on Monday revealed a new collaboration between the Continua Health Alliance, HIMSS and the mHealth Summit.

“Health care is clearly moving in the direction of greater consumer engagement and delivery outside of traditional care settings,” said H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of HIMSS WorldWide. And that is the catalyst for what the three founding members christened the Personal Connected Health Alliance.

PCHA’s overarching mission, Lieber explained, will be to “promote the adoption of technology designed to produce highly informed and integrated solutions,” or what PCHA described as personalized health tools that meet lifestyle needs.

“The PCHA represents the future of health and wellness: a fully connected and personal focus on health,” said Jeremy Bonfini, PCHA executive vice president, adding that the “landmark collaboration” unites “three very different groups.”