Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH
As the Senior Director of Connected Health Innovation, Dr. Jethwani is responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team to identify and solve challenges in health care delivery using innovative technology-based solutions. As an organization that is embracing value-based reimbursement across all care settings, his solutions enable improved outcomes by making care delivery a continuous function of patients’ lives. His team is engaged in needs assessments across the system, product development and evaluations, as well as rigorous research to prove the value and outcomes of using connected health solutions. These innovations are routinely scaled within clinical practices at Partners, and made part of the usual care provided to patients.
The core focus of his research is in enabling better care delivery through connected health programs, by enabling better patient engagement, patient-provider communication, and patient satisfaction with care. His research so far has shown that programs that are personalized to each patient’s unique psychology and needs can result in better engagement, and in turn better outcomes. He continues to develop analytic and programmatic modalities to improve our understanding of personalization concepts to connected health. Dr. Jethwani has worked extensively with sensor technology, wearables, mobile as well as social media to deliver care to our patients.
The ability to personalize care and understand behavioral motivations that dictate health choices remains central to all his work at Partners HealthCare.
Dr. Jethwani is currently an Assistant Professor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.