Panel: Envisioning the Connected Life Journey

  • Room: Commonwealth Stage
  • Session Number:F0355G
Friday, October 27, 2017: 4:10 PM - 4:50 PM


Charlotte Yeh
Chief Medical Officer
AARP Services, Inc.
Joseph Kvedar MD
Vice President, Connected Health
Partners HealthCare
Madan Dharmar MBBS., PhD
Associate Professor in Residence
University of California Davis Health
Nancy Green
Global Practice Lead – Healthcare
Patricia Mechael PhD, MHS
Executive Vice President
Personal Connected Health Alliance
Rudolph Tanzi
Vice Chair of Neurology Research and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital


The notion of a ‘connected life’ spans every age, stage and condition of human life and health. From prevention and wellness to acute and chronic care, the connected life journey means engaging individuals with regular--or even continuous--opportunities to understand and improve their health. Achieving this vision will require far-reaching changes and shifts in our expectations for health and aging.

Key points of focus:

• creating a new kind of old, enabling individuals to remain vital, engaged and independent
• addressing wellbeing and caregiving
• not just living longer but living well longer
• a strong sense of purpose, optimism about aging, and social connections

Be inspired and challenged by our expert panel as they discuss and debate the realms of technology, healthcare and culture most ripe for transformation.