Partners Connected Health Symposium

By Jonah Comstock November 1, 2016
In 2013, Nature told the world that NeuroRacer, the first health game from the research lab that would spin out to become Akili Labs, was a game changer. While Akili Labs cofounder and Chief Science Advisor Adam Gazzaley might quibble with the details, he definitely thinks mental healthcare is a game in need of a change. “Every researcher wants the pun of ‘game change’ used as a headline in...
By Jonah Comstock October 31, 2016
Some of the biggest challenges for digital health companies today are engagement, navigating the many stakeholders in healthcare, and the approaching but gradual advent of AI and automation, according to a panel of investors who spoke last week at Partners Connected Health Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts. The panel was moderated by Lee Shapiro, a managing partner at 7wire Ventures. Emily...
By Jonah Comstock October 20, 2016
As the connected medication adherence space matures, companies that have led the space for the past few years are fine-tuning their technology platforms, business models, and approaches to efficacy.  At the Partners Connected Health Symposium in Boston today, representatives from Abiogenix, AdhereTech, AiCure, and Medisafe shared updates on their shared mission to combat the $290 billion...
By Jonah Comstock November 2, 2015
Just last week, the Consumer Electronics Association released guidelines about privacy policies for health and fitness devices. At the Partners Healthcare Connected Health Symposium in Boston last week, a panel of experts also had some ideas about maintaining privacy and security in the world of health and fitness devices -- a world where HIPAA often doesn't apply. Right now, the biggest...
By Jonah Comstock October 29, 2015
Ochsner Health System's O Bar By and large, the barriers to integrating patient generated data into hospital systems are no longer technical, according to a panel of technology experts at the Partners Connected Health Symposium. Instead, the barriers are about physician workflow and organizational management. "You need to have an organizational structure and a process that supports what you’re...
By Jonah Comstock October 29, 2015
A Kaiser Permanente video visit. Doctors, technologists, and entrepreneurs have a lot of different visions of the future of medicine, and they don't always line up. Dr. Robert Pearl, the Executive Director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, part of Kaiser Permanente, thinks some digital health offerings -- like video visits -- will revolutionize medicine. Others -- like health monitoring...
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 October 25, 2013
Most people agree that doing robust studies and pilots is important to the development of mobile and digital health, and to reaching the cost savings these technologies offer. But what kind of evidence is important? When is it time to stop running pilots and go to scale, and what challenges does that process offer? And furthermore, does every provider organization have to reinvent the wheel, or...
By Brian Dolan December 8, 2010
Healthrageous officially launches its mobile app h!GO: Healthrageous, a personalized connected health technology company that spun out of Boston-based Partners Healthcare earlier this year, announced the official launch of its new mobile app, h!GO, which aims to help users shed unhealthy habits and embrace healthy lifestyles. The app also aims to aid in the effective self-management of blood...