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Defining the Evidence for Personal Connected Health and Research Gaps

September 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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Personal Connected Health is defined as improving health and wellness through connectivity which empowers the individual.  The connected health movement relies fundamentally on patient-facing devices and technology, promising to support patients in their proactive, self-management efforts. In spite of a growing market, many have questioned the effectiveness of apps and devices to have an impact on health. This presentation will review the state of the evidence for personal connected health through a topical review and discuss the research issues unique to this new area of study.  Attendees are encouraged to discuss possible solutions to the research challenges and gaps in this emerging field.



John Sharp, MSSA, FHIMSS, is a senior manager in the Personal Connected Health Alliance of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) responsible for thought leadership. He is located in the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland.  He was previously in research informatics in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences at the Cleveland Clinic. He is also Adjunct Faculty in the Health Informatics Master’s Program at Kent State University since 2012. He is the author of several book chapters and journal articles on healthcare information technology, social media and chronic kidney disease. His most recent book chapter appears in Participatory Healthcare. John is on the International Editorial Board for ICT&Health. He received his bachelors and Master’s degrees from Case Western Reserve University. He has been an advisor to startup companies and accelerators and blogs regularly on LinkedIn.




September 29, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am


John Sharp, MSSA, PMP, FHIMSS, Director, Personal Connected Health Alliance, Adjunct Faculty, Health Informatics, Kent State University


MetroHealth Medical Center, Rammelkamp Research Bldg., Conf. Room R219
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109 United States
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