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Partners Connected Health Pitch Off 2015

October 28, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Five finalists of the Partners Connected Health Pitch Off 2015: Emotion Sensing Competition will present their ideas live at the Partners HealthCare Connected Health Symposium in Boston, October 28.
Three emotion sensing companies, Emotional Sciences, Empatica, and InteraXon are each providing two of their products to the three finalists. The winning ideas will display the most innovative use of emotion sensing technology to solve a healthcare problem, improve patient outcomes, streamline clinician workflow or save cost. Additionally, The American Resident Project is also offering a prize worth up to $2000.

Dr. Joseph Kvedar

Final Pitch-Off Decides the Winners

Location: Seaport World Trade Center • Waterfront Conference Room • 200 Seaport Boulevard • Boston, MA 02110

The cHealth ’15 Pitch-Off: Emotion Sensing is a pre Connected Health Symposium event. The Connected Health Symposium on October 29-30 is hosted by Partners Connected Health.

For the past three months, clinicians and clinicians-in-training from around the world have been submitting their ideas to use emotion-sensing technologies to improve healthcare. The submitted applications have come from a variety of settings, from the clinic to the classroom to the patient’s home. Submissions are still being accepted at our online competition site (link must be opened in Chrome, Firefox, or IE9 and later). The top five teams will be selected via a combination of crowd-sourced voting and online judge scoring. The voting deadline is October 7.

At the live event to be held October 28 starting at 4:30PM, the top five teams will compete in front of a live audience and a panel of expert judges to determine the winners. A cocktail reception will follow the event.

Admission is free but space is limited so please reserve early!

Event Program

4:30 – 4:40 PM
Jennifer Joe Photo
Jennifer M. Joe, MD
Founder & CEO – Medstro
Founder & Editor in Chief – MedTech Boston
Introductory Remarks
John F. Jesser Photo
John F. Jesser
Vice President, Provider Engagement Strategy – Anthem, Inc.
President, LiveHealth Online
4:40 – 4:55 PM
Joe Kvedar Photo
Joe Kvedar, MD
Vice President, Connected Health at Partners HealthCare
Use Your Imagination – Emotion Sensing Unlimited!
The vision for Connected Health is to make care a continuous function in daily life. In order to accomplish this, we need to expand tracking beyond vital signs and collect data that provides further context for your state of health. An important component is emotion sensing. We’ll examine what makes up a valuable visit to the doctor and how we can take conent to a new level virtually. It will be much more powerful for a primary care doctor to not only know an individual’s blood pressure and activity level, but also his mood and state of motivation. With this perspective, the opportunities for mood tracking and emotion sensing are only limited by our imagination.
4:55 – 5:45 PM
Finalist Presentations
The finalists will be chosen based on a combination of crowd voting and official judge evaluations after 3 months of online competition. Each finalist will have exactly five minutes to present, followed by 3 minutes of questions from the panel of judges. The judges will deliberate and choose the top three winners.
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Robert Havasy
Vice President at the Personal Connected Health Alliance and Executive Director at Continua
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John B. Herman, MD
Associate Chief, Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Vicki Smith, EBMEPhoto
Vicki Smith, EBME
Global Strategy & Market Development at Qualcomm
John Torous, MD Photo
John Torous, MD
Clinical Fellow, Senior Resident in Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
John F. Jesser Photo
John F. Jesser
Vice President, Provider Engagement Strategy – Anthem, Inc.
President, LiveHealth Online
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Finalist #1
Voting deadline is October 7.
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Finalist #2
Voting deadline is October 7.
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Finalist #3
Voting deadline is October 7.
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Finalist #4
Voting deadline is October 7.
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Finalist #5
Voting deadline is October 7.
5:45 – 5:55 PM
Judge Deliberation
The judges will deliberate to choose the winners.
5:55 – 6:00 PM
Prize Winners Announced
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The judges return from deliberations and announce the winners!
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Welcome Networking Reception
Join us in the Commonwealth Complex for our opening Networking Reception Wednesday, October 28, 6:00pm to 7:30pm. You’ll have a chance to meet our exhibitors, network with other attendees and relax before the Symposium opens the following morning.
(Connected Health Symposium Entry Credentials ARE NOT REQUIRED)


October 28, 2015
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center
1 Seaport Lane
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