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...
June 18, 2015
Personalized medicine was a hot topic at the BIO conference in Philadelphia, but in a session on digital health and patient engagement, payer and provider panelists also talked about how, in order to really drive medication and treatment adherence, patient engagement also has to be personalized.
"You have to understand what are they worried about, what are their fears, what are they trying to do...
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...
December 8, 2014
Dr. Joseph Kvedar
Recently quite a few big name companies, including Apple, Samsung, and Google, have launched digital health-focused products and services. While this entry into the digital health space has sparked a lot of enthusiasm, or even exuberance, from the community, Center for Connected Health Director Joseph Kvedar points out that it may be irrational.
When Kvedar spoke at the...
October 23, 2014
The key to cracking patient engagement isn't better kinds of technology, it's understanding patients better. That was the theme that emerged from a panel discussion at the Partners Healthcare Connected Health Symposium, where a doctor, a consultant, and two healthcare executives spoke about their own experiences working with patients in the healthcare system, especially patients with behavior...
August 11, 2014
Researchers from Harvard and Stanford have published a paper in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) that explores how much public data exists on Facebook about several popular health conditions.
The study authors, who are from Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health, Harvard Medical School, and Stanford University School of Medicine, first identified the 20 most searched...
January 10, 2014
One goal of mobile healthcare technology is to move care outside the walls of traditional settings such as hospitals and physician offices. The shift certainly has begun, but it is far from complete.
"Point of care is not everywhere right now," said Dr. Joseph Kvedar, director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare in Boston. He moderated a session called "Point-of-Care,...
December 12, 2013
Columbia University's Frederick Muench
Text messages have been proven several times to be a positive medium for improving health outcomes. Text message intervention studies for smoking cessation, medication adherence and weight loss have all come back with positive results. Although companies have begun developing more and more apps, tailored text messages that speak to a specific audience...
November 26, 2013
The year is drawing to a close, and as some take the time to look back on personal highlights, we've taken the time to compile some mobile health highlights, mostly through numbers. While bigger research companies have forecasted potential growth in the space four or five years ahead, other surveys and studies offer different takeaways on digital health today -- from iPad vs iPhone comparisons to...
November 10, 2013
This week in digital health, 34 teams were announced for the Tricorder X Prize, the Center for Connected Health was awarded a grant from McKesson to develop a chemotherapy self management app, and Farzard Mostashari gave his perspective on a number of issues in healthcare and healthcare technology. A lot of stories hit the web this week, but there are still more stories. Here are some other...