Healthcare organizations are successfully deploying connected health. Now is the time for value-based care models to fully integrate these tools, too. Healthcare organizations across the country are using connected health and mHealth tools to help them tackle the challenges associated with value-based care. But as more organizations continue their shifts away from fee-for-service payments, value-based care models need to reflect innovation in the technology space, according to speakers at Xtelligent Media’s third annual Value-Based Care Summit held in Boston. At the end of the day, connected health means using technology to connect not just with individual patients, but with your entire health system community, according to panelist Gina Altieri, Enterprise Senior Vice President of Corporate Services & Chief of Strategy Integration at Nemours Children’s Health System. “It means connecting to your community, not just connecting to the patients that are coming to your health system but connecting to your community in which you practice, to help them help patients be healthy,” Altieri said. “It includes, from a technology perspective, connecting to families, where the families are or where the children are. So we connect to children while they're in school, we connect while they are in daycare, we even connect while they're on vacation.” Matt Fisher, chair of the health law group at Mirick O’Connell, agreed.