Center for Connected Health

By Aditi Pai 11:29 am October 24, 2013
Boston-based Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners Healthcare has launched online health social community Wellocracy. In 2012, Director Dr. Joseph Kvedar told MobiHealthNews Wellocracy is “a community dedicated to improving the health of regular folks." On the website, users can read “1-a-Day” and “Fit-it-In” tips, learn from Wellocracy experts about which mobile apps, sleep...
By Brian Dolan 05:46 am October 1, 2013
Boston-based Healthrageous, which spun out of Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health in 2010, has closed up shop and sold off its assets. The once promising venture was based partially on the Center's SmartBeat blood pressure management program, which the provider piloted with EMC employees a few years ago to prove its efficacy. For a short while the company was called HopSkipConnect....
By Neil Versel 05:48 am September 10, 2013
Erin Denholm When applied to the right circumstances and with appropriate planning, remote monitoring can be highly effective at avoiding inpatient admissions and visits to the emergency room for patients with chronic diseases. As a bonus, investments in monitoring technologies and services often pay off quickly, attendees at the American Telemedicine Association's Fall Forum heard Monday in...
By Aditi Pai 09:45 am July 11, 2013
A study conducted by the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare, showed wireless mobile technologies positively impact patient engagement and can be more effective than modem-based devices. The study was published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology in May. In the 30 patient study, participants using Bluetooth-enabled wireless devices connected to a cellular-...
By Jonah Comstock 12:39 pm June 24, 2013
The Center for Connected Healthcare at Partners HealthCare in Boston has announced that it will begin integrating data from its home remote monitoring devices directly into Partner's electronic health record system. Patient data including blood pressure, weight and blood glucose data will be transmitted to the Center's remote monitoring database, but, unlike previously, that data will now be...
By Neil Versel 01:57 pm November 28, 2012
A new company from Center for Connected Health (CCH) Director Dr. Joseph Kvedar will take a stab at the difficult task of engaging consumers in their own health by studying the missteps of others and attempting to simplify the processes of education and motivation. Kvedar and business partners, including self-help author Carol Colman and integrative medicine practitioner – and former personal...
By Jonah Comstock 01:35 pm November 26, 2012
MobiHealthNews covered health coaching platform company Healthrageous's $6.5 million second round funding last month, but the company just announced that the final investor in that round was the Partners Innovation Fund, a division of Partners HealthCare. Partners is the parent company of the Center for Connected Health, the group Healthrageous spun off from when it was founded. Healthrageous CEO...
By Neil Versel 05:56 am October 29, 2012
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...
By Brian Dolan 02:18 pm October 15, 2012
Boston-based Healthrageous, which spun out of Partners Health Care in 2008, has announced a $6.5 million second round of funding from North Bridge Venture Partners, Egan-Managed Capital, Long River Ventures, and an undisclosed investor. The health coaching platform company has now raised more than $15 million in funding, including a $6 million first round of funding, which it announced in 2010 at...
By Neil Versel 06:54 am September 26, 2012
Telcare Blood Glucose Meter Digital health management company Healthrageous is teaming with health insurer Highmark to test the latest iteration of its behavior modification program for type 2 diabetes. Highmark is sponsoring a six-month trial that started in July at Acosta Sales and Marketing, a self-insured company in Jacksonville, Fla., for diabetes self-management using Healthrageous...