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Interview with Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Director of Partners Center for Connected Health

Monday, December 31, 2012  |  bnetTv

bnetTV spoke with Dr. Joseph Kvedar at the recent mHealth Summit about connected health and the value of mHealth.

 
 

2012 HealthLeaders Twenty

Wednesday, December 26, 2012  |  HealthLeaders Media

Dr. Joseph Kvedar has been named one of 2012's HealthLeaders 20. The sixth annual list of honorees, chosen by the HealthLeaders Media editorial staff, reflects the broad range of influences and actors in healthcare today.

 
 

Kvedar: Mobile health offers value propositions

Monday, December 17, 2012  |  Clinical Innovation & Technology

Mobile health brings a revolution to healthcare, said Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, director of the Center for Connected Health in Boston, speaking during a Dec. 14 webinar presented by the Health Information Management and Systems Society.

 
 

HL20: Joseph Kvedar, MD—'Tech'-ing Better Care of Patients

Thursday, December 13, 2012  |  HealthLeaders Media

After nearly two decades of pioneering research into connected health as a reliable model for healthcare delivery, Joseph Kvedar, MD, has won fans and won over skeptics.

 
 

Joseph Kvedar at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012  |  TEDxMidAtlantic

Watch a video of Dr. Joseph Kvedar's talk on presonalized prevention at the recent TEDxMidAtlantic event.

 
 

Text messages: The workhorse of mobile health?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012  |  MobiHealthNews

At times, text messages seem to be the uncelebrated workhorse of mobile health, especially when you compare SMS to health apps in terms of the amount of attention each gets.

 
 

mHealth Summit 2012: Technology replaces doctors for some tasks

Monday, December 10, 2012  |  SearchHealthIT

One of the biggest upsides to mHealth tools might be their ability to help providers use health care resources more efficiently. But at the mHealth Summit 2012, one speaker said he believes mobile technology can do a lot more than that.

 
 

Mobile Health Tech: From Novel Startups to Global Industry

Monday, December 10, 2012  |  The Atlantic

Last week's mHealth summit in Washington, D.C., gave tech leaders an opportunity to evaluate the field and its future.

 
 

Growing mobile use raises data ownership issues at mHealth Summit 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012  |  SearchHealthIT

Mobile health tools, both consumer-facing and ones used by physicians, are contributing to the creation of more data related to patients' health than ever before. But this raises the question of who owns that data, and what kind of rights different parties have to access information.

 
 

“The cyborg will see you now”: Will robot doctors assimilate into healthcare?

Friday, December 7, 2012  |  EHR Intelligence

Vinod Khosla, CEO of Sun Microsystems and Joseph Kvedar, MD, who founded Partners Healthcare’s Center for Connected Health, believe resistance is futile when it comes to the integration of mobile health and telemedicine with standard care.

 
 

Healthcare cathedrals and the consumer health bazaar

Thursday, December 6, 2012  |  MobiHealthNews

While it may be somewhat expected that nontraditional companies, telecoms like Verizon, take a different stance than the healthcare establishment, some healthcare providers touted consumer-driven disruption, too. Dr. Joe Kvedar, Founder and Director of Partners HealthCare’s Center for Connected Health, said that he’s “a fan of retail clinics because they are a glimmer of what [the future of healthcare] will look like.”

 
 

Audiovisual tools transport patient engagement to new heights

Friday, November 30, 2012  |  PhysBizTech

The worlds of healthcare and audiovisual technologies are beginning to intersect around patient engagement, encouraging communications between patients and their providers and patient involvement with their health through easy-to-use tools.

 
 

Going to the mHealth Summit? Follow these 8 mobile health thought leaders

Friday, November 30, 2012  |  MedCity News

To keep up with the Twitter chatter insight exchange, whether you’re on the ground at Gaylord Convention Center by Washington, D.C., or you’re doing some remote monitoring of the event from home, here are some mobile health thought leaders to follow on Twitter representing a broad spectrum of perspectives.

 
 

Is Disruptive Health Care Technology an Absurd Idea?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012  |  Huffington Post

To many, the concept of ClickMedix, to use mobile phones to help a billion people have access to fast, effective, affordable health care, was at first absurd. Today, with published success in a number of pilots, reach in over seven countries and partners that include Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus's Grameen Health, there is an abundance of hope for this idea.

 
 

Health Info Takes Center Stage On Mobile Phones

Tuesday, November 13, 2012  |  Information Week

Nearly a third of cell phone owners used their phones to look up health information in 2012, compared with 17% two years earlier, according to a new survey by the Pew Internet Project.

 
 

mHealth: Improving the Continuity of Care

Monday, November 12, 2012  |  HealthLeaders Media

Healthcare providers can improve outcomes and control costs by exploiting mobile technology, including patients’ own phones, to deliver more care beyond the walls of hospitals and clinics.

 
 

Patients Engage with Data & Tools for Better Health Decisions and Health Management @ Partners' Connected Health Symposium

Monday, November 5, 2012  |  Consumer eHealth Engagement

During the 9th Annual Partners’ Connected Health Symposium, several speakers shared examples about how consumers are taking responsibility for their health by using online and mobile tools. Given the changes in health reform, Providers and Payers welcome patients taking on a more active role in both monitoring and managing their health.

 
 

Romney or Obama? How either election outcome will affect health IT

Friday, November 2, 2012  |  FierceHealthIT

Joseph Kvedar, director of Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health in Boston, agreed, saying that if Obama is re-elected, the movement of Meaningful Use and accountable care will continue, helping the industry grow. "And if Romney is elected, while he has said he'll focus on repealing certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act, I believe they will not be the ones that directly affect accountable care," Kvedar said.

 
 

mHealth Zone Interviews from the 2012 Connected Health Symposium

Wednesday, October 31, 2012  |  mHealth Zone

You can download Dr. Joe Kvedar's and other Connected Health Symposium speaker interviews that were broadcast by mHealth Zone from the 2012 Symposium. Also available in the itunes store: http://bit.ly/YobrQ9

 
 

Genomic analysis may personalize care but docs have a lot to learn

Tuesday, October 30, 2012  |  SearchHealthIT

Speakers at the Partners HealthCare Connected Health Symposium in Boston said new technologies and care delivery models may soon allow physicians to use genomic analysis to improve care, but systems are still far from offering the capabilities doctors need.

 
 

Researchers study text messaging for cancer pain management

Tuesday, October 30, 2012  |  FierceMobileHealthcare

As part of its Mobilizing for Health Initiative, the McKesson Foundation announced last week that has awarded a research grant to the Center for Connected Health in Boston, a division of Partners HealthCare, to develop a text messaging program to improve pain management in cancer patients.

 
 

Center for Connected Health to study SMS for managing cancer pain

Monday, October 29, 2012  |  mobihealthnews

For the second year in a row, the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare in Boston has received a McKesson Foundation research grant to develop and study a text messaging system that will help patients with a specific condition. This time, the unspecified grant will support SMS and voice response technology for managing pain associated with cancer treatment in hopes of reducing hospitalizations and improving outcomes.

 
 

Connected Health: C-suite 'cautiously optimistic' on ROI with remote monitoring

Monday, October 29, 2012  |  Clinical Innovation & Technology

Remote patient monitoring has been around for a long time but tends to be in the early stages for most organizations, said Khinlei Myint-U, MBA, corporate manager of product development and communications for the Center for Connected Health in Boston.

 
 

Center for Connected Health gets McKesson grant for mobile cancer program

Friday, October 26, 2012  |  HealthcareIT News

The Center for Connected Health has been awarded a research grant from the McKesson Foundation to develop a text messaging and voice response program to improve pain management in cancer patients. The research will focus on improving clinical outcomes in pain management and decreasing hospitalization, officials say.

 
 

Web-based employee self-management program significantly reduced high blood pressure, according to data from the Center for Connected Health

Thursday, October 25, 2012  |  Center for Connected Health

New data from a clinical trial conducted by the Center for Connected Health demonstrated that a web-based employee self-management program helped individuals with prehypertension or hypertension achieve significantly lower blood pressure by the conclusion of the program. The study was published in the current issue of the American Heart Journal.

 
 

Center for Connected Health awarded McKesson Foundation grant to develop text messaging program for cancer pain management

Thursday, October 25, 2012  |  Center for Connected Health

The Center for Connected Health announced it has been awarded a research grant from the McKesson Foundation’s Mobilizing for Health initiative, to develop a text messaging program to improve pain management in cancer patients. The research will focus on improving clinical outcomes in pain management and decreasing hospital utilization.

 
 

Hot Topics in Connected Health

Tuesday, October 16, 2012  |  HealthcareIT News

Dr. Joseph Kvedar's picks for the hottest topics that will be featured at this year's Connected Health Symposium.

 
 

Hospital execs working to learn how biomed, health IT increasingly fit together

Monday, October 15, 2012  |  FierceHealthIT

Hospital technology is creating a link between biomedical engineering and the CIO. In a recent panel discussion with Hospitals & Health Networks, several hospital IT executives talked about the reporting structure involved, their integration challenges and how the technology works with clinical workflows.

 
 

Interview with Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Honoree of the Future of Health Technology Award

Friday, October 12, 2012  |  Future of Health Technology Institute

Watch an Interview with Dr. Joseph Kvedar, filmed at the recent Future of Health Technology Summit. Dr. Kvedar was the honoree of the 2012 Future of Health Technology Award.

 
 

The Power of Population Health Management: An Interview with Sree Chaguturu, Partners HealthCare

Thursday, October 11, 2012  |  Healthcare IT Connect

Sree Chaguturu, MD is the Medical Director for Population Health Management at Partners HealthCare. Healthcare IT Connect sat down to discuss the current state of population health management and his role at Partners HealthCare.

 
 

When the elephant in the room has no smartphone

Wednesday, October 10, 2012  |  Heart Sisters

Dr. Joseph Kvedar, a physician and founding director of the Center for Connected Health, believes that physicians need to turn “as many of our patients as possible into Quantified Selfers” – but he has also candidly admitted some of the very real challenges in doing so. He describes the gulf between Quantified Selfers and average patients.

 
 

Remote-Control Pets Create Real Companionship for Seniors

Monday, October 8, 2012  |  Bloomberg

Dr. Joseph C. Kvedar, director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare in Boston and an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School, as well as a mentor to GeriJoy’s founders, says that technology like this will become essential in the next few years as the demand for health-care professionals and caretakers outpaces the supply.

 
 

5 key takeaways on the future of mobile health

Thursday, October 4, 2012  |  HealthIT Exchange

At this week's HealthMart’12 Conference, a session focused on the future of mHealth adoption, usage and impact throughout the industry was led by Rob Havasy, technical architect for Partners Center for Connected Health.

 
 

Car Checks Your Heart Rate While You Drive

Wednesday, October 3, 2012  |  Technology Review

Joseph Kvedar, director of the Center for Connected Health, has seen firsthand how more body awareness can improve health in patients with chronic conditions.

 
 

Mobile healthcare's role in Meaningful Use continues to mature

Wednesday, October 3, 2012  |  FierceHealthIT

The role of mobile healthcare in Meaningful Use continues to grow and mature, and likely will be prominent in Stage 3 efforts, according to Joseph Kvedar, M.D., director of the Boston-based Partners Center for Connected Health, who spoke last week on FierceHealthIT's most recent webinar, "mHealth's Impact on the Future of Meaningful Use."

 
 

Kvedar: Automate healthcare to fix 'failing' delivery system

Wednesday, October 3, 2012  |  Cardiovascular Business

With 30 million diabetics, two-thirds of the population overweight, one-third of adults with hypertension and 10 percent of the elderly with congestive heart failure, “healthcare delivery is failing,” according to Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, who spoke Oct. 1 at the 2012 Future of Health Technology Institute Summit Hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 
 

High Tech, No Touch: Are Virtual Doctor Visits in Your Future?

Friday, September 28, 2012  |  TechnologyGuide

Convenient and real-time from work, home, college or on vacation, e-healthcare is cost-effective for consumers, employers and a healthcare industry struggling to offer affordable healthcare models, reduce costs and expand services. Are you thinking, sign me up now? This next gen scenario for a doctor's visit is closer than you think.

 
 

Why Health Care Needs Social Media

Wednesday, September 19, 2012  |  HuffPost Healthy Living

Social media could transform health care. It's already doing it. Recently I went to Medicine 2.0, an amazing conference on social media, mobile apps and the Internet as they pertain to health care. Granted, as a health blogger I'm a little biased. But what I saw is really the future of medicine.

 
 

Virtual healthcare can improve provider efficiency

Tuesday, September 18, 2012  |  Cardiovascular Business

Dr. Joe Kvedar at this weekend's Medicine 2.0 event: "We keep coming across two value propositions: improved self care and just-in-time care. We as a society can work ourselves out of this by giving patients more responsibility and tools to take care of themselves.”

 
 

How Mobile Technologies Fuel TeleHealth Advances

Monday, September 17, 2012  |  HealthLeaders Media

Ever since the first experiments with telemedicine, providers have been taking steps to move healthcare closer to where patients live and work. Now, mobile technology—epitomized by the millions of such apps already downloaded to smartphones, but also appearing in nearly unlimited form factors—is accelerating those steps.

 
 

Indulge In This: Technology to Help You Lose Weight

Friday, September 14, 2012  |  TechnologyGuide

"We estimate that about 10 percent of the population, i.e. fitness buffs and quantified-selfers, are motivated by seeing data and use it to compete with themselves to move forward or make change," says Dr. Joseph C. Kvedar, founder and director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare. "For the rest of us, it requires a layering on of motivational tools – coaching and reminders, games, incentives and rewards, and, a social network - to inspire change," he adds.

 
 

The Promise of mHealth

Thursday, September 13, 2012  |  HealthLeaders Media

Ever since the first experiments with telemedicine, providers have been taking steps to move healthcare closer to where patients live and work. Now, mobile technology—epitomized by the millions of such apps already downloaded to smartphones, but also appearing in nearly unlimited form factors—is accelerating those steps.

 
 

Commentary: Can mHealth save Tom Brady's brain?

Friday, September 7, 2012  |  mHIMSS

The possibility that mobile health technology could share the spotlight with Tom Brady or Peyton Manning surfaced this week when the National Football League announced that it would donate $30 million in funding for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH). The unrestricted gift will go to the FNIH's new Sports and Health Research Program.

 
 

2012 Future of Health Technology Award To be Presented to Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Pioneer in Technology-Aided Care

Wednesday, September 5, 2012  |  Future of Health Technology Institute

Dr. Joseph Kvedar of Harvard Medical School and founder and director of Partners HealthCare’s Center for Connected Health, has been named the recipient of the 2012 Future of Health Technology Award for his pioneering work in connected health.

 
 

Missing link in anti-obesity technology

Tuesday, September 4, 2012  |  FierceHealthIT

It seems like every week at FierceHealthIT and FierceMobileHealthcare we're writing stories about new technologies to help patients eat less and move more. Just a few recent examples: Partners HealthCare in Boston gave school children wireless "sneaker chip" pedometers to help them track how many steps they take each day.

 
 

How I Quantified Myself

Saturday, September 1, 2012  |  IEEE Spectrum

Can self-measurement gadgets help us live healthier and better lives?

 
 

Population Health Management: We'll Get There

Tuesday, August 21, 2012  |  InformationWeek

Getting providers and IT leaders to think in terms of population health, not just about the patient in the office, is challenging but doable.

 
 

A new generation of tech entrepreneurs seeks to reinvent health care

Sunday, August 19, 2012  |  The Boston Globe

A wristband will monitor your anxiety level throughout the course of the day. A headband will help you click into a state of complete concentration. A website will guide you to the contraceptive that will work best for you, with the fewest side effects. Those are just fragments of the future of health care, being prototyped and tested by Boston area companies.

 
 

Harvard's Connected Health Docs Service Fortune 500 Clients

Monday, July 30, 2012  |  InformationWeek

The Boston-based Center for Connected Health, a unit of Harvard-affiliated Partners HealthCare, has teamed up with CHS Health Services,which touts itself as the biggest provider of onsite healthcare, to offer telemedicine services to CHS' corporate clients.

 
 

Partners HealthCare, CHS bring specialty care from the hospital to the workplace

Tuesday, July 24, 2012  |  Healthcare IT News

The Center for Connected Health and Reston, Va.-based CHS Health Services have joined forces, using telehealth technology to deliver specialist consultations from two leading Boston hospitals directly to the onsite health centers of Fortune 1000 companies.

 
 

Center for Connected Health announces partnership with CHS Health Services

Tuesday, July 24, 2012  |  mHIMSS

The Center for Connected Health has announced a strategic partnership with a national workforce health management company to boost onsite health clinics and in some case provide access to telemedicine services.

 
 

Partners, CHS align for IT-delivered specialty care

Tuesday, July 24, 2012  |  CMIO

CHS Health Services (CHS), a workforce health management company, has created a strategic partnership with Boston-based Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare. The two will jointly market their services to deliver specialty care from Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston using IT to help patients access specialty healthcare providers in the Partners network

 
 

Increased Use of Health IT Altering Physician-Patient Relationships

Tuesday, July 24, 2012  |  iHealthBeat

The growing prevalence of electronic health record systems and other technologies is transforming how physicians and patients interact.

 
 

CHS and Partners HealthCare Bring Real-Time Specialist Services to Large Employers Nationwide

Monday, July 23, 2012  |  CHS

CHS™ Health Services, Inc., a national workforce health management company specializing in onsite health care solutions, has created a strategic partnership with Boston-based Center for Connected Health. The two will jointly market their services nationally to deliver specialty care from Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston using information technology to help patients access expert specialty healthcare providers in the Partners HealthCare network, to improve care, resulting in reduced overall employer healthcare costs.

 
 

MGH, Brigham ink telemedicine deal aimed at Fortune 500

Monday, July 23, 2012  |  Boston Business Journal

Specialists from Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital will provide telemedicine services to Fortune 500 companies around the country through a new partnership.

 
 

Too Much Hype in the Mobile Health App World?

Monday, July 23, 2012  |  The Huffington Post

The Wild West of mobile health is taking the health care industry by storm, but "there are no rules to the game," said Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D., founder and director at the Center for Connected Health in a recent interview. Mobile health is a "game changer," he added, but there is a lot of hype because there are a lot of people developing health apps just to "get rich quick."

 
 

Partners in national telemedicine deal

Monday, July 23, 2012  |  Mass High Tech

“We are committed to improving the quality and accessibility of specialized health care and expert second opinions via our Partners Online Specialty Consultation services, and support the strides made by CHS in setting the standard for onsite care,” Dr. Joseph C. Kvedar, founder and director at the Center for Connected Health.

 
 

Clicking with your doctor

Friday, July 20, 2012  |  The Boston Globe

Many expect to keep in e-mail touch with their physicians. And some patients are even involved in home e-monitoring for chronic conditions. Together, these changes — all of them fueled by our increasing reliance on digital devices — are fundamentally altering the doctor-patient relationship, nudging health care from medical settings into people’s day-to-day lives.

 
 

More Patients Monitoring Their Health From Home

Wednesday, July 18, 2012  |  CBS Boston

Blood pressure, diabetes, even heart conditions are now being checked by patients themselves. “It’s clearly the future of where we need to go with health care,” explains Dr. Joseph Kvedar with the Center for Connected Health.

 
 

Marshaling Leadership for High-Value Health Care

Wednesday, July 18, 2012  |  JAMA

Health care in the United States is at a turning point, and the nation's health and economic security hang in the balance. Federal health care costs—expected to reach $950 billion this year—will become the largest contributor to the national debt.

 
 

Clipboard: Should the FDA have a say in development of health care apps?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012  |  Boston.com

We’re not talking about apps that help you find a good restaurant or calculate your mortgage. These apps sometimes help make important decisions — sometimes life-and-death decisions. “The ones that worry me are ones for instance where you can take an image of a skin lesion and then map it back to a database in the cloud and be told whether it should be evaluated for a melanoma or not,” says Kvedar, a dermatologist by training. “It just seems a little scary right now to have software making decisions about moles.”

 
 

Care Continuum Alliance to host Population Health Innovations Showcase

Tuesday, July 10, 2012  |  Healthcare Finance News

Care Continuum Alliance will host the Population Health Innovations Showcase on Wednesday on Capitol Hill, giving policymakers an up-close look at the latest strategies and technologies aimed at population health and chronic disease management. The Center for Connected Health will be demoing remote monitoring programs for heart failure, diabetes and blood pressure.

 
 

When Does An App Need FDA's Blessing?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012  |  NPR

"Mobile technology is a true game changer for health care," says Dr. Joseph C. Kvedar, founder of the Center for Connected Health in Boston. "It enables us to use that tiny computer in your hand to connect with you at any moment when we need to."

 
 

Strategy: How Mobility, Apps and BYOD Will Transform Healthcare

Tuesday, July 10, 2012  |  InformationWeek

The tsunami of mobile device use has the potential to transform healthcare, experts say, but it will take time. So far, mobile health has had a much bigger effect on the work habits of physicians than on the care they provide to patients. That could change, however, as new reimbursement models emerge.

 
 

Texting to Extend the Reach of Care

Thursday, June 28, 2012  |  mHealth Zone

Dr. Joseph C. Kvedar, the Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, discusses how text messaging is used to reach diverse patient populations in this interview with mHealth Zone. Listen to the radio clip here.

 
 

Supreme Court upholds individual mandate, ACA

Thursday, June 28, 2012  |  mHIMSS

"The Supreme Court decision solidifies an already strong opportunity for the mHealth sector to contribute to healthcare delivery, working with consumers, practitioners and insurers to improve quality and lower costs." Said Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, founder and director of the Center for Connected Health.

 
 

Healthcare startups aim to gauge emotion with mobile tech

Monday, June 25, 2012  |  Healthcare IT News

“It’s the dawn of time for that particular technology,” says Joseph Kvedar, MD, founder and director of the Center for Connected Health, part of Partners HealthCare. “There’s so much sensitivity to the role that mental health plays in our healthcare.”

 
 

Connected Health--Current Challenges, Future Opportunities

Monday, June 25, 2012  |  About.com

An interview with Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director of Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health, about some basic challenges, and the likely future of, Connected Health.

 
 

Connected Health--Current Challenges, Future Opportunities, Part 2

Monday, June 25, 2012  |  About.com

Dr. Joseph C. Kvedar discusses how connected health is being used in acute care and long-term care, and how connected health is finding its place within the insurance industry and Accountable Care Organizations.

 
 

Stepping Up

Friday, June 22, 2012  |  Jamaica Plain Gazette

Congrats to the top walkers from the Manning School in Jamaica Plain, MA, who recently completed our Step It Up program. Students were given a wireless device that monitored how many footsteps they took. In total, Manning School students walked 14.7 million steps, or roughly 4,900 miles, in the eight-week program that ended June 11.

 
 

Text Messaging in Healthcare – A Clinical Perspective

Wednesday, June 20, 2012  |  mHIMSS

Engaging targeted audiences with text messaging has become a cost effective tool in health and wellness management. Utilizing encryption technology in support of HIPAA compliance allows PHI to be shared for maximizing the value of information to improve self-care behavior. You can download this webinar by Dr. Joseph Kvedar here.

 
 

For entrepreneurs, health sciences provide challenges, opportunity

Monday, June 4, 2012  |  Northeastern University

According to Joseph Kvedar, MD, the key to suc­cess lies in using tech­nology to mon­itor patients that would give doc­tors a chance to inter­vene before a major problem occurs.

 
 

Home Monitoring Improves Hypertension Management

Thursday, May 31, 2012  |  The Doctor Weighs In

Read how our blood pressure home monitoring program, Blood Pressure Connect, is improving hypertension management.

 
 

Joseph Kvedar, MD at Northeastern University's "Evolution of Healthcare 2000-2020" event

Thursday, May 31, 2012  |  Northeastern University

Joseph Kvedar, MD, spoke on May 31st, 2012 at Northeastern University's Health Sciences Entrepreneurs event "Evolution of Healthcare 2000-2020". Dr. Kvedar, the founder and director of the Cetner for Connected Health, discussed connected health and how care should be moved out of the office, out of the hospital, and become a direct function in the lives of patients.

 
 

Qualcomm Life Announces Members of New Advisory Council

Wednesday, May 23, 2012  |  PR Newswire

Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Director of the Center for Connected Health, has been named to the new Qualcomm Life Advisory Council. Together with the vast experience and insight of the 25 council members, Qualcomm Life will address the key issues that the wireless health industry is facing, including adoption, reimbursement, privacy and security policies and interoperability.

 
 

Web-Based Management Program Significantly Reduces High Blood Pressure, According to New Data from the Center for Connected Health

Tuesday, May 22, 2012  |  Center for Connected Health

A recent study conducted by the Center for Connected Health demonstrated that a web-based self-management program helped patients with hypertension achieve significantly lower blood pressure by the conclusion of the program. Blood Pressure Connect enables patients to easily collect their blood pressure readings, monitor trends and securely share their personal data with their providers using a home blood pressure cuff and web portal.

 
 

What’s the difference between ACOs and capitation?

Friday, May 18, 2012  |  EHR Intelligence

So what makes the present system of ACOs more suitable for US healthcare and likely to succeed? During “The Future of ACOs” at Health 2.0, Levin-Scherz and Joe Kvedar of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare provided several factors that differentiate ACOs from capitation.

 
 

Harnessing technology to transform care - Q&A with Joseph Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director, Center for Connected Health

Friday, May 18, 2012  |  Embedded Computing Design

Dr. Kvedar explains how an emphasis on patient engagement affects the design of personal connected health devices that can help providers and patients manage chronic conditions, maintain wellness, and improve adherence and clinical outcomes.

 
 

Virtual doctors visits catch on with insurers, employers

Sunday, May 6, 2012  |  USA TODAY

Insurers such as United Healthcare, Aetna and Cigna, and large employers such as General Electric and Delta Air Lines are getting on board, pushing telemedicine as a way to make doctor "visits" cheaper and more easily available. Proponents also see it as an answer to a worsening doctor shortage.

 
 

Institutional Profile: Center for Connected Health

Tuesday, May 1, 2012  |  Personalized Medicine

Read how the Center and its work fits into the mission of personalized medicine.

 
 

Smartphone Medicine

Tuesday, May 1, 2012  |  Repertoire Magazine

Devices and accompanying apps are helping patients and physicians monitor health.

 
 

SXSW IdeaNext Lounge presents Live from Stubbs with ‬Dr. Joe Kvedar

Tuesday, April 3, 2012  |  SXSW IdeaNext Lounge

Watch this video of Dr. Joe Kvedar discussing connected health at the recent SXSW conference in Austin, TX.

 
 

Study supports using virtual environment to teach mind/body techniques

Friday, March 30, 2012  |  Massachusetts General Hospital

A small study from Massachusetts General Hospital researchers found that online virtual communities may be an effective way to train patients in meditation and other mind/body techniques.

 
 

Connecting Young Mothers to the Care They Need

Thursday, March 29, 2012  |  Health Unbound

According to a new study from the Center for Connected Health, young women who receive informational and supportive text messages during pregnancy are more likely to attend prenatal doctor visits and are consequently better able to take care of themselves and their babies.

 
 

Better Clinical Outcomes via Home Monitoring: Diabetes Connect

Wednesday, March 28, 2012  |  Connect with Partners

Diabetes Connect, a home monitoring program developed by the Partners Center for Connected Health, is demonstrating how patients can better manage their diabetes and reduce HbA1c (the clinical measure for blood sugar control) to achieve better health outcomes.

 
 

10 Best Health Care Technology Blogs

Tuesday, March 13, 2012  |  Health in 30

Dr. Joseph Kvedar's cHealth Blog is listed here as the number two best healthcare technology blog.

 
 

Emotional Automation

Tuesday, March 13, 2012  |  Future of Health Tech Summit

Watch a video of Dr. Joseph Kvedar's talk on Emotional Automation at the 2011 Future of Health Tech Summit.

 
 

Physic Ventures Team Welcomes New Strategic Advisors

Tuesday, March 13, 2012  |  Physic Ventures

Dr. Joseph Kvedar was recently named to the Physic Ventures strategic advisor team.

 
 

Is Gaming Changing Health Care and Helping You Live a Healthier Life? Part 1

Monday, March 12, 2012  |  The Huffington Post

Do you think gaming can improve health care and help you live a healthier life? Dr. Joe Kvedar weighs in with his thoughts.

 
 

Partners Step It Up program expands

Friday, March 9, 2012  |  MGH Hotline

During a Feb. 29 visit to Boston by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Gov. Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Public Schools, Partners HealthCare and the Partners Center for Connected Health announced that the Partners Step It Up program will be offered to elementary students at six Boston public schools this year.

 
 

Online Doctor Consultations: Is medicine going remote?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012  |  Houston Chronicle

Just over 50 percent of adult Americans say they’d agree to an online doctor consultation and ask care-related questions. And more people said they’d like to take advantage of the web to make more routine aspects of doctor visits efficient.

 
 

Partners takes health technology into Boston-area schools

Monday, March 5, 2012  |  FierceMobileHealthcare

Partners HealthCare in Boston is taking technology out of the hospital and into local schools as a way to prevent future health problems, particularly obesity.

 
 

Partners HealthCare expands connected fitness program at Boston schools

Monday, March 5, 2012  |  mobihealthnews

Boston-based Partners HealthCare and its Center for Connected Health recently announced plans to expand its connected fitness program, Partners Step It Up, to six Boston public schools this year.

 
 

Can Mobile Devices Help Connect the Dots for Better Health Care?

Friday, March 2, 2012  |  Health in 30

Mobile technology may help to transform the lives of patients and provide a stronger partnership with health care providers.

 
 

Partners Encourages Healthy Living in the Next Generation

Friday, March 2, 2012  |  Connect with Partners

Earlier this week, Partners President and CEO Dr. Gary Gottlieb was joined by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas M. Menino to announce the expansion of the Partners Step It Up initiative into six Boston public schools this year.

 
 

Using wireless technology to get kids to Step It Up

Friday, March 2, 2012  |  The Doctor Weighs In

It was a rewarding and invigorating morning, to see the impact Partners Step It Up has had on these students, and how, through some simple technology and a bit of imagination, we can help keep our young people active and healthy.

 
 

So appy together: How smartphones are changing human evolution

Thursday, March 1, 2012  |  Boston Magazine

Behavioral scientists are racing to develop a new generation of apps and programs that can mimic compassion, concern, and sympathy—technology they hope we will form relationships with.

 
 

Partners takes its tech-driven Step It Up program to Boston schools

Thursday, March 1, 2012  |  Healthcare IT News

Partners HealthCare and its Center for Connected Health is offering its Partners Step It Up program to elementary students at six Boston public schools this year. The program incorporates technology, educational feedback and a team-oriented virtual foot race to raise awareness about the importance of daily activity and good health.

 
 

Student, Kathleen Sebelius nuts about pesto

Thursday, March 1, 2012  |  Boston Herald

A top Obama Cabinet secretary faced a tough grilling and was briefly knocked off-message yesterday — by a pint-sized fourth-grader with gourmet tastes. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was at a Dorchester school promoting a school health initiative called Step It Up.

 
 

Partners HealthCare expands Partners Step It Up program to six Boston public elementary school to help students live active, healthy lives

Wednesday, February 29, 2012  |  Partners HealthCare

During a visit by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Public Schools, Partners HealthCare and the Partners Center for Connected Health announced that Partners Step It Up will be offered to elementary students at six Boston public schools this year.