Partners Healthcare

By Heather Mack May 19, 2017
The days of claiming artificial intelligence as a feature that set one startup or company apart from the others are over. These days, one would be hard-pressed to find any technology company attracting venture funding or partnerships that doesn’t posit to use some form of machine learning. But for companies trying to innovate in healthcare using artificial intelligence, the stakes are...
By Bernie Monegain May 18, 2017
Boston-based Partners HealthCare on Wednesday said it plans to integrate deep learning technology from GE Healthcare across its network. The 10-year collaboration will involve Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Clinical Data Science. The initiative will feature co-located, multidisciplinary teams with broad access to data, computational infrastructure and...
By Mike Miliard May 8, 2017
Developers of patient-centered connected health tools could benefit from $200,000 worth of user-centered design, development and analytics help from Partners Connected Health. The aim of the Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge is to help bring new ideas into early stage prototype, said Dr. Gregg Meyer, chief clinical officer at Partners. "Advances in technology continue to disrupt the...
By Heather Mack May 2, 2017
Johns Hopkins Medicine has tapped Grand Rounds – a digital health company that performs a number of medical matchmaking services like connecting consumers and employers to match patients with specialist doctors, or facilitating meetings for second opinions – to extend the reach of their remote consultations and access to in-person visits. According to a survey by Grand Rounds, 28 percent of...
By Jonah Comstock May 1, 2017
Boston's Partners HealthCare has entered into a four-year partnership deal with Persistent Systems to build clinical decision support systems for various departments throughout the hospital. The two groups will work together to develop an open sourced platform based on SMART and FHIR. "Making innovative clinical tools available to our physicians at Partners and across the country relies on strong...
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 Jonah Comstock December 7, 2016
Connected medical devices do pose security risks, but the nightmare scenario of a hacked pacemaker being used for an assassination is not top-of-mind for the executives in charge of security at major health systems. At the HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum yesterday, executives from the Mayo Clinic, UPMC, and Partners Healthcare discussed medical device security on a panel moderated by Healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock August 3, 2016
Most Bostonians look back on the blizzard of late 2014 less than fondly. But there was a silver lining for Massachusetts General Hospital, which found in the snowstorm the perfect test case for its then-fledgling telehealth program.  “Two years ago, Boston received some record-breaking snowfall,” Marcy Simoni, senior program manager for telehealth at Mass. General said at a recent event, the...
By Brian Dolan March 30, 2016
Last month a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine made headlines and caused a few waves in digital health after concluding telemonitoring supported by a nurse call center intervention after discharge did not have an effect on outcomes for congestive heart failure patients. This week Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Vice President of Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, which was not involved in the...
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...