Dr. Joseph Kvedar

By Jonah Comstock February 13, 2017
The National Health Service in England is expanding the rollouts for several mobile apps, according to reports in The New Scientist and Health IT Central. The list includes GDm-health, an app for managing diabetes in pregnant women; EDGE-COPD for chronic pulmonary disorder; and SEND, a tablet app for monitoring vitals of patients in hospitals. These apps have all cleared initial trials and the ...
By Tom Sullivan December 13, 2016
Digital health tools and apps are all the rage these days but that's hardly to say they're a new phenomenon, according to Partners HealthCare vice president of connected health Dr. Joseph Kvedar. Kvedar, in fact, has been working to apply connected health technologies to patient care for more than 20 years. Back then, mobile devices encompassed such leading-edge tools as the Sony Walkman, Palm...
By Aditi Pai November 11, 2015
Dr. Joseph Kvedar Pharmaceutical companies are just beginning to think of digital health offerings as therapeutics, Dr. Joseph Kvedar, the vice president of Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, told MobiHealthNews Managing Editor Jonah Comstock at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference this week. Kvedar explained that several years ago pharmaceutical company marketing departments would look...
By Jonah Comstock October 29, 2015
Dr. Joseph Kvedar Dr. Joseph Kvedar, the vice president of Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, thinks the future of healthcare is in ever increasing levels of personalization and automation -- to the point where in just a few years, we might all have little automated health coaches in our smartphones, operating similarly to Siri, Cortana, or Google Now. "This is quite doable," Kvedar said...
By Jonah Comstock March 3, 2015
Greg Barrett, VP Marketing and Managed Markets at Daiichi Sankyo The partnership between Daiichi Sankyo and Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health to bring mobile device monitoring to atrial fibrillation patients is still in its early stages, so there's no data to share from the pilot. But Partners VP of Connected Care Dr. Joseph Kvedar and Greg Barrett, VP of Marketing and Managed...
By Jonah Comstock January 13, 2015
Dr. Joseph Kvedar Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health is in the midst of a transition from being a technology group that supports care offerings to being an integrated connected care group within the hospital, according to a year-end blog post by (now Vice President of Connected Health) Dr. Joseph Kvedar. Kvedar sees the move as reflective as a larger trend in the connected care...
By Jonah Comstock March 8, 2013
Emmi Solutions' patient engagement software. Whether intentional or coincidental, the timing of Clay Christensen's controversial Wall Street Journal editorial on "The Coming Failure of ACOs" was interesting, putting Christensen's well-rooted skepticism at the forefront of the conversation going into HIMSS 2013, where ACOs were a dominant topic of discussion. Christensen contends that ACOs will...
By Chris Gullo August 17, 2011
Patients knowing that their health care provider is regularly reviewing their individual results dramatically improves adherence to wellness programs, according to a recent post by Dr. Joseph Kvedar of the Center for Connected Health (CCH) on their cHealth blog. However, Kvedar adds that the increasing use of biometric sensors to provide personal health data to patients needs to be combined with...
By Brian Dolan September 1, 2010
Dr. Joseph Kvedar, the head of the Center for Connected Health, a part of the Partners Health Care system in Boston outlined three "wildcards" that face the connected health industry over the next ten years. Here's a quick redux: How far will The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) push "true" payment reform? Health reform instructs CMS and other agencies to study other payment...
By Brian Dolan December 15, 2009
Close to 70 percent of parents with children who have Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes had a "very positive" review of a mobile phone glucometer prototype that Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health developed. More than 50 percent of the parents expressed interest in signing up for a service that includes such a device, according to result from an online survey. Nearly 30 percent of parents...