Center for Connected Health

By Brian Dolan 06:13 am 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...
By Brian Dolan 08:54 am October 27, 2009
The Verizon Foundation announced a $25,000 grant to expand the Center for Connected Health's text messaging program that aims to help keep at-risk pregnant women engaged in their health and to provide ongoing prenatal and post-natal support for them. The grant will help the Partners HealthCare subsidiary examine the "feasibility and acceptability" of text messaging to offer health care services...
By Brian Dolan 06:32 am September 21, 2009
"The time for connected health really is now," The Center for Connected Health's Founder and Director Dr. Joseph Kvedar told attendees during a presentation at MassMEDIC last week. Make the case for technology Kvedar said that connected health technology companies have to make the case to providers that their solutions work better and save more money than a medical home solution that uses little...
By Brian Dolan 11:32 am August 7, 2009
In a wide-ranging interview with Mobihealthnews, the Center for Connected Health's Founder and Director Dr. Joseph Kvedar recently discussed the center's various wireless health programs, belief in text messages for healthcare, assessment of the likely early adopters of wireless health services and the need to not lose sight of the challenges facing this emerging industry. Mobihealthnews: While...
By Brian Dolan 02:01 pm March 16, 2009
By Karen Katz, Esq. Director of Business Development, Health, Medtech and e-Health at Mintz Levin "So to stop the computer, I click on "start?" This question from my retired, 76 year old Dad as we go through how to shut down Microsoft Windows for the hundredth time. Yup. It's counter-intuitive. With the aging baby boomer population, 259 million cell phone users in the United States and the...