As Founder and CEO of the “Intelligent Health Association, (IHA), I welcome all health and wellness technology related firms and health and wellness professionals to join the IHA. The IHA is Your Association. With your support and collaboration, I know that can we drive the adoption of technologies in the health community, and around the world for better health for all ages and for all people.
From its earliest humble beginnings (originally founded as the RFID in Healthcare Consortium, Sept. 13, 2008), the IHA, continues to be a vendor neutral, technology agnostic, and educational force for the adoption of new technologies in the global health eco-system. Come and JOIN our health tech community and help us build a healthier world.
Our mission is to raise the level of awareness through educational programs, empower the health community with vendor neutral information, and encourage the adoption and implementation of technology.
The world around us is changing. The growth of the Internet and the proliferation of smart, mobile devices along with many other technologies, are poised to alter the paradigm of how the health industry provides health and how consumers access health services. I believe that now is the time for us to work in a collaborative manner to help transform the health industry. With technology we CAN improve upon patient care and safety today, we CAN improve our lifestyles today, we CAN have access to our own health records, and we CAN drive down health care costs and bring about “Healthier Living through Technologies”. Through technology adoption the entire health and wellness industry can be improved over the next three to five years and save the worldwide healthcare community billions of dollars in healthcare costs.
To make this transformation possible, we need to raise the level of awareness and help educate all members of health industry on the many uses of these new technologies. The IHA’s goal is to reach out to all health communities including healthcare facilities, health and wellness centers, independent living, assisted living, nursing homes, clinics, labs, and other related health properties.
At the same time, we also need to include the next generation of health professionals in medical schools, schools of nursing, schools of pharmacy and all other allied health professionals in our educational programs.
The IHA is ready to join, support, and collaborate with other health organizations to drive us into a new paradigm shift through joint educational programs.
As part of its mission, the IHA will serve as a catalyst in helping to initiate an educational evolution which will lead the health industry to a revolution for better health and wellness.
In order for innovation and transformation to take place in the health industry we need the citizens of this great country, the government, insurance providers, health care givers, academia, and technology firms all working hand in hand. Technology is the enabler that will deliver the desired outcomes.
Success is contingent on all elements of the health and wellness industries working for positive change in health services.
We ask that you join this association — your association — only if you are prepared to be an agent of change. Join us to start the evolution that will lead to a revolution in health through the adoption of new technologies.
Harry P. Pappas