October 16-18 2019
  • Boston, MA

The 11th Annual Connected Health Conference: “Designing for Healthy Habits & Better Outcomes”

Blog – Improving Health and Human Services: It’s About Making Connections

By Daniel Stein

When I first saw the title of this week’s Connected Health Conference, “Designing for Healthy Habits and Better Outcomes,” I was delighted. After all, Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) has been working for over 15 years to bridge the silos that historically have separated the numerous sectors and systems that contribute to everyone’s health and well-being. So the event’s title signaled that leading organizations in our country clearly “get” that it’s essential to infuse their work with factors and considerations other than healthcare. Read more >>

About the Conference


The 11th Annual Connected Health ConferenceThe 11th Connected Health Conference brings together 2,000 professionals, 300 speakers and 100 exhibitors, from 50 countries. It is the largest gathering of visionaries and changemakers focused exclusively on connected health. The event provides an opportunity for attendees to see the practical technologies that empower and improve health for people, patients, and consumers. This year’s conference will showcase the devices, data and market demand in place to support a major shift in human health through connected health technologies. The conference is hosted by the Personal Connected Health Alliance, a HIMSS innovation company, in collaboration with Partners Connected Health. Stewards of Change Institute (SOCI) is a strategic affiliate of the conference. A unique, first-time feature of the 2019 CHC will be the Interoperability Mural Gallery.

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Interoperability Gallery


After the Interoperability Mural Gallery’s showings at the CIE Summit and the MESC, we are taking it to the Annual Connected Health Conference (CHC). This important event “is the global platform for provocative and forward-thinking discussion, deal-making opportunities and real-world perspectives.” Our murals focus on cross-sector information-sharing, the social determinants of health and well-being, and how interoperability can support the drive toward person-centered, value-based care. In short, the gallery provides a unique, visually appealing and immersive environment in which attendees can learn about other domains that contribute to overall health and well-being – and can see the connections between them. With the understanding that interoperability is an increasingly significant element of healthcare and health IT, we chose murals for this event that are both highly relevant to the CHC audience and that demonstrate their value as a teaching-and-learning tool. They range from representations of how to create an organizational vision or strategic plan, to thought-provoking depictions of complex issues such as achieving racial equity in healthcare.

About the Gallery

SOCI’s Ignite Sessions

In the NIC of Time: A Visual Journey to Connected Health | Daniel Stein, President and Founder, SOCI
October 16, 2:30PM – 2:50PM | October 17, 1:00PM – 1:20PM

Daniel Stein will provide an overview of the Interoperability Mural Gallery, a unique showcase that brings to life the story of connecting human services with healthcare and other fields over the past decade. Daniel will discuss how the Social Determinants of Health have become widely accepted and integral to accelerating value-based, whole-person care, as well as the quadruple aim. Stewards of Change Institute, which Daniel heads, created scores of murals over the past decade from dozens of convenings with thousands of contributors from across all levels of government, industry, academia and nonprofit associations. The resulting gallery, which “makes learning visual,” will be on display in the main networking area of the conference.
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