REGISTER NOW! – The Future of Health Care is in the Digital Homeiha-track-final-keyline


What are you doing on the Monday of HealthAchieve? If you have an interest in the impact of technology on the delivery of health care services, then you should attend this inaugural one-day session in partnership with the Intelligent Health Association.

As mHealth and telehealth are increasingly being integrated into the i-HOME™ and across the care continuum, it is important to understand how recent advancements are changing care delivery processes and analyze their actual impact on health and well-being.

Join this relevant seminar to hear from top industry experts and a panel of health care leaders, clinical providers and leading technology vendors on:

  • Operational considerations
  • Legal and regulatory considerations
  • The value of leveraging ‘Big Data’
  • Evolving mobile health technology trends
  • Consumer demand for immediate access to clinical information and treatment options for low acuity conditions
  • Case studies and advanced demonstrations across emerging technology solutions

Attendees will also hear from Don Tapscott, one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media and the economic and social impact of technology, during the closing eHealthAchieve Keynote session.

The seminar also includes a tour of both the Intelligent Hospital and the Intelligent Home on the HealthAchieve exhibit floor, demonstrating how technologies integrate from everyday life and across the care continuum.

Hang around afterwards for an opportunity to network with HealthAchieve delegates during the Opening Reception at 5 p.m. in Room 105 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Please follow this link to REGISTER NOW!

The Intelligent Health Pavilion at HIMSS16 – New Video!

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This year’s  Intelligent Health Pavilion™ showcased at HIMSS16 by the Intelligent Health Association, reflected a broadened approach to include all facets of patient healthcare; not only in the hospital, but in outpatient environments and in the patient’s own home.

The pavilion was designed to showcase the continuing evolution, development and proliferation of technologies for the full continuum of healthcare, from the hospital to the home. Our goal is to help raise the level of awareness of technologies that make healthcare more efficient, effective and comprehensive via wireless information delivery, as well as medical devices, wireless sensors applications and Auto-ID and RFID/RTLS platforms. The integrated technology and solutions displayed and demonstrated at the pavilion were designed not only to improve patient care in the hospital, but to assure the wellness of that patient even after he or she goes home. Special emphasis was put on the importance of IoT ( the Internet of Things) and how it is playing an increasingly important role in healthcare delivery.

UMMC wins 2016 Intelligent Health Association Awards

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Emily Sopensky, Chair of the Intelligent Health Association Awards Committee, interviews Dr. Colleen Driscoll, Neonatologist and Director of Quality Improvement for the NICU at University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) about winning The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) 2016 GRAND Award and the 2016 Improving Patient Care and Health Delivery Award.

The 2016 GRAND Award and the 2016 Improving Patient Care and Health Delivery Awards were awarded to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) (Baltimore, Maryland). During a move of the Drs. Rouben and Violet Jiji Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to new quarters, hospital leadership began searching for a solution that would reliably deliver patient monitoring alarm notifications to caregivers’ mobile devices regardless of their locations. Also important to UMMC was finding a solution that enabled care team communication in a quiet manner—an alternative to traditional overhead paging. Selecting Extension Healthcare’s Engage™ Mobile platform with Zebra MC40 phones for the NICU, UMMC found the rate of compliance in communicating critical data increased dramatically. UMMC plans to roll out this solution throughout the entire medical center, with 772 total licensed beds, 8,261 employees, and 1,163 attending physicians/faculty. Receiving the award is Dr. Colleen Driscoll, Neonatologist and NICU Director of Quality Improvement.

IHA  CEO Gives  i-HOME™ Tour at HIMSS16

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Meet Harry Pappas, CEO of the Intelligent Health Association as he gives a tour of the  i-HOME™/Intelligent Medical Home at the Intelligent Health™ Pavilion, HIMSS16, Las Vegas. A number of the technologies demonstrated to visitors as a part of daily, ongoing, 30 minute tours during the course of the show are explained, as well as the concept of the  i-HOME™ and how it can contribute to improved patient care, security, convenience and health.

Pavilion Sponsors Share Their Thoughts at HIMSS16

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One of the most valuable assets of the Intelligent Health Association are the many global sponsors who come together to support our educational initiatives. Watch this video as they comment and share their thoughts on participating in the 2016 Intelligent Health™ Pavilion and the i-HOME™/Intelligent Medical Home at HIMSS16, Las Vegas and their involvement with the Intelligent Health Association. See the pavilion and  i-HOME™ and how the newest technologies integrate into the hospital and home environment.

IHA and IHTV Release First Two Videos From HIMSS16

The IHA is pleased to announce the release of the first two video interviews with healthcare technology industry thought leaders, Dr. Chris Landon and Dr. David Rhew. Both expert clinicians and healthcare technologists, Dr. Landon and Dr. Rhew discuss new advances in medication  and therapy adherence and advances in medical and better living technologies demonstrated in the IHA i-HOME™/Intelligent Medical Home at the Intelligent Health Pavilion, HIMSS16. Hover over the image and click to play the video below.

Advances in Medical and Better Living Technologies in the IHA i-HOME™

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Harry Pappas, CEO of the Intelligent Health Association, discusses advances in medical and better living technologies in the IHA i-HOME™/Intelligent Medical Home with Dr. David Rhew, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness for Samsung Electronics America. Many of these advances and technologies were demonstrated within the IHA i-HOME™ Pavilion within the Intelligent Health Pavilion™ at HIMSS16, Las Vegas. The interview took place live on the show floor and was produced by IHTV (

New Technologies in CF Therapy and Medication Adherence

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Anne Olscher, COO of the Intelligent Health Association interviews Dr. Chris Landon on advances in Cystic Fibrosis treatment and new technologies in medication and therapy adherence. The interview was shot live at the Intelligent Health Pavilion at HIMSS16 by IHTV (

IHA Announces 2016 IHA Award Recipients

NEW YORK, February 22, 2016 — The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) announced today the recipients of the IHA 2016 Awards, both competitive and special recognition. Each year IHA recognizes an individual or institution that has demonstrated leadership in the digital health community. In 2016, the IHA Special Recognition Award recipient is Humber River Hospital (Toronto, Canada), the first all-digital hospital in North America. Opened in October 2015, serving more than 850,000 with 656 beds, patient care has been reimagined with mission-critical goals depending on technology for delivering enhancements. Receiving the award on March 2 are Dr. Rueben Devlin, president and chief executive officer, Barb Collins, chief operating officer, and Peter, Bak, chief information officer. This year, IHA offered three competitive awards. The fourth award, the GRAND Award, is chosen from these three awardees. READ MORE …

Intelligent Hospital Pavilion Debuts at HealthAchieve 2015

Toronto – August 6, 2015 – The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), in partnership with the Intelligent Health Association (IHA), is excited to introduce the first-ever Intelligent Hospital Pavilion (IHP) at HealthAchieve in Toronto this November 2 and 3. This technology-equipped destination pavilion will feature two demonstration rooms that will showcase the latest wireless technologies being utilized in today’s hospitals. READ MORE HERE!

In The News

Alliance with RC Partners

Partnership to launch technology-based educational programs focused on issues affecting patient safety and care.

New York, NY — June 18, 2015 — Intelligent Hospital Association (IHA), an innovative global, technology-focused organization with a goal to help drive the “Evolution to the Health Revolution™ ,” today announced an educational partnership with RC Partners of Newtown, PA. The alliance was formed to jointly produce and present multi-media, vendor-neutral technology and informational programs focused on the Life Sciences community on all relevant issues affecting patient safety and care.

Initially, the partnership will focus on the Healthcare Pharmacy Supply Chain and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), as well as programs for understanding the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system recently implemented by the FDA. READ MORE …

2015 Intelligent Health Pavilion Overview at HIMSS15, Chicago

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The Intelligent Health Association would like to thank all of our sponsors for contributing to our 5th successful year at HIMSS15!  View the exciting new areas at this year’s pavilion at HIMSS15, Chicago, including the Intelligent Lab, Demo Zone and i-HOME™, as well as an overview of the entire pavilion. With record attendance, overflowing speaking theaters and new technologies on display this year’s pavilion proved to be yet again a unique educational opportunity.

IHA Grand Award Recipient Interviewed at the Intelligent Health™ Pavilion

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Emily Sopensky, Chair of the 2015 Intelligent Health Awards Committee, interviews Sue Murphy of Chicago University Medicine – the 2015 Grand Award recipient. The Intelligent Health Association Awards recognize leaders in advanced healthcare technology solutions.

Intelligent Pharmacy Pavilion Debuts at the 2014 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition

Innovative Exhibit during World’s Largest Meeting of Pharmacists to Demonstrate Patient Safety Technologies

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NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 – The Intelligent Healthcare Association (IHA), in a partnership with ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists), is excited to introduce the first-ever Intelligent Pharmacy Pavilion (IPP) at ASHP’s 2014 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Anaheim, CA, December 7-11.

This 7,200-square-foot pavilion will feature demonstration rooms that will showcase the latest technologies being utilized in today’s hospitals and ambulatory care pharmacies. The IPP will allow healthcare professionals to observe the integration of medication management technology and patient care delivery. Follow this link to read the full press release.

Healthcare Symposium Finds Three Recurring Themes

By Emily Sopensky

Recently, a day-long symposium, “Join the Evolution to the Revolution – Transforming and Innovating Healthcare Through New Technologies”, co-produced by the Intelligent Health Association and IEEE, was held just prior to the annual Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference and exhibit Read about the highlights and takeaways in this review of the Symposium.

Themed “Transforming and Innovating Health Through the Adoption of New Technologies”, the symposium featured physicians and academics whose interests and disciplines include working with and introducing new technologies in their organization or healthcare facility.

Held in the Orlando Hilton, across the catwalk from the massive Orange Coast Convention Center, the meeting featured some of brightest and engaging accelerators of wireless technology in healthcare facilities, especially hospitals. This is the fourth year for the symposium, which is scheduled one day prior to the commencement of HIMSS14, of the Health Information Management Systems Society. Roughly 40,000 attend this annual conference and exhibit. Read the full story here.

What is the IHA?

The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) is a global, technology based and technology focused organization comprised of many new technology communities and societies all operating under one organizational structure with a common goal: to help drive the “Evolution to the Health Revolution™ ” through the adoption and implementation of new technologies in the health Eco-system. The IHA will accomplish this goal through the delivery of vendor neutral, technology agnostic educational programs in a partnership with the other health related organizations, academic institutions, government, technology community, and standards bodies. RFID at HIMSS convention trade show The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) is a “By Invitation Only”, organization, whose primary members are comprised of health related technology firms and other health organizations who have met IHA’s high standards for membership. IHA members have one goal in mind and that is to improve patient care and patient safety, while at the same time helping to reduce the cost of healthcare through the use of technologies. IHA invites representatives from the entire health eco-system to join our “Evolution to the Health Revolution™”.





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