PGHDConnect Honored with a 2019 Digital Health Award

Congratulations to the PGHDConnect Team who were recent Silver medal winners in the Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring category of the Spring 2019 Digital Health Awards.  The Digital Health Awards are organized by the Health Information Resource Center and recognizes high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. To see a list of all the category… Read more »

PGHDConnect Team Winners in 2018 Xconomy Awards!

Congratulations to the PGHDConnect Team who were winners in the Patient Partnership category of the 2018 Xconomy Awards.  The annual awards held as part of BioTech Week Boston, “celebrate the people, companies, and organizations that make the Boston life sciences ecosystem one of the most vibrant and innovative in the world”. To see a list of… Read more »

Connected Health Team Honored as Xcomony Awards Finalist

Congratulations are in order for the PGHD Connect team as they were chosen as a finalist in the Patient Partnership category of the 2018 Xconomy Awards.  The second annual awards “celebrate the people, companies and organizations that make the Boston life sciences ecosystem one of the most vibrant and innovative in the world”.  The finalists… Read more »

Innovation Team Contributes to Sg2 Report on Post-Accute Care Planning

Post-Acute Care is in the cross-hairs of CMS-led efforts for site-neutral payment and volume shifts to lower-cost sites; it’s expected that some markets will lack the capacity to accommodate these shifts. Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH, Senior Director, Partners Connected Health Innovation Connect, lent his expertise to “Post-Acute Care: Planning Ahead of the Continuing Care Curve,”… Read more »

Innovation Team Insights on Using Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Readmissions

For hospitals, reducing readmissions is a top priority. Risk prediction models can help staff identify patients at risk of being readmitted. Connected Health is using artificial intelligence to create these models. Learn more in this article from Readmissions News by Innovation Team members Kamal Jethwani and Sujay Kakarmath. Read the Full Article Here:  Using Artificial… Read more »

Kamal Jethwani, Sr. Director, Innovation wins Inaugural NextGen Award

  Partners Connected Health Innovation and Sr. Director, Kamal Jethwani were honored to be one of the finalists of the NextGEN Awards at The Massachusetts TechHUB Caucus hosted at the State House Innovation Day 2018. The event recognizes tech firms and organizations that are leading and innovating in their fields and contributing to the Massachusetts… Read more »

Dr. Kvedar speaks at TEDxBeaconStreet


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Watch Dr. Kvedar as he delivers a talk at TEDxBeaconStreet on Why Humans are the Future of Digital Health.

HealthTech’s 2017 Must-Read Health IT Blogger List

HealthTech | July 31, 2017 Dr. Joseph Kvedar of Partners HealthCare is the go-to guy for connected health info. On his blog, he offers his insights on the often disparate connected health technology in healthcare organizations today and how health IT leaders can smooth the transition to mHealth. Read More

Goodnow offers thoughts on fixing American health care

Great Falls Tribune | July 10, 2017 “Digital medicine allows us to get into your life in a personal way, deliver interventions continuously and inspire you to be healthy in a way an office-based practice can’t,” says Joseph Kvedar, a physician and researcher who is vice president, connected health, at Partners Health care, which includes… Read more »

HealthTech: Top 100 Influencers, Brands and Publications

Onalytica | June 29, 2017 The digital revolution has catalysed many changes in the way society functions, these range from instant news alerts to virtual reality gaming. The rise of technology has also boosted the healthcare industry in unimaginable ways. 70% of healthcare organizations worldwide will invest by 2018 in technology including apps, wearables, remote… Read more »

Trending News Today: Digital Medicine Could Improve Chronic Disease Outcomes

Specialty Pharmacy Times | June 26, 2017 “Digital medicine allows us to get into your life in a personal way, deliver interventions continuously, and inspire you to be healthy in a way an office-based practice can’t,” Dr Joseph Kvedar, a physician and researcher, vice president of connected health at Partners HealthCare, told the WSJ. Dr… Read more »

How Apps Can Help Manage Chronic Diseases

The Wall Street Journal | June 25, 2017 “Digital medicine allows us to get into your life in a personal way, deliver interventions continuously and inspire you to be healthy in a way an office-based practice can’t,” says Joseph Kvedar, a physician and researcher who is vice president, connected health, at Partners HealthCare, which includes… Read more »

Engaging Health Care App Design: Reflections from the Field

NEJM Catalyst | May 15, 2017 Recently, we met with a group of potential collaborators to discuss a health care research app they had built. The app was intended to support a year-long investigation into the physical and mental health of retired professional athletes. It did this by prescribing physical activity to them, which they… Read more »

Partners invites developers to disrupt health tech

mHealth Spot | May 10, 2017 Partners has launched the Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge to help bring new digital health ideas into early stage prototype. Developers of patient-centered connected health tools are invited to participate and they could benefit from $200,000 worth of help from the company. Read More  

Partners Connected Health unveils 2nd innovation challenge

Becker’s Hospital Review | May 9, 2017 Partners Connected Health, an IT-focused team at Boston-based Partners HealthCare, on May 3 launched its 2017 Connected Health Innovation Challenge. For the challenge, Partners HealthCare asks participants to propose new technology solutions to improve patient care. Research teams with at least one member affiliated with Partners HealthCare are… Read more »

Partners Connected Health Launches 2017 Connected Health Innovation Challenge

MedTech Boston | May 8, 2017 Partners Connected Health has launched the 2017 Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge (CHIC) following a successful pilot last year. The Challenge was created to accelerate the development of disruptive, patient-centric and connected health solutions, from Partners’ employees and clinical faculty, to radically improve the lives of patients. Read More… Read more »

Partners challenges developers to disrupt patient-facing tech

Healthcare IT News | May 5, 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 Gregg Meyer, MD, chief clinical officer… Read more »

In some cases, let the machines take over

Commonwealth Magazine | May 5, 2017 In my field, the lost art of listening is vital to greater learning and understanding. As a doctor, I’ve spent more than two decades listening closely to better understand when technology can be used most successfully to advance patient care. I recently heard from a physician who emphatically asserted… Read more »

Beyond The Pill: Leveraging IT To Manage Chronic Diseases

hsCIO | April 7, 2017 Now that payment models are moving to a value-based paradigm, it’s time for CIOs and other healthcare IT executives to rethink just how technology can be brought to bear in the fight against chronic diseases. According to Dr. Joseph Kvedar, “It’s time to break free of the traditional paradigms of… Read more »

Personal Connected Health: 7 Questions with Dr. Joe Kvedar

PCH Alliance | March 2, 2017 Dr. Joe Kvedar, Vice President, Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, recently keynoted the Digital and Personal Connected Health Forum during HIMSS17. Prior to his talk at this event, Dr. Kvedar joined me for an interview to share his thoughts and perspectives on digital transformation, as related to personal connected… Read more »

Partners’ Kvedar on how digital health can break into the mainstream

MobiHealthNews | February 23, 2017 Connected health has arrived, almost. In a talk this week at the Digital and Personal Connected Health conference at HIMSS17 in Orlando, Partners HealthCare VP of Connected Health Dr. Joseph Kvedar talked about how far advances like telemedicine and remote patient monitoring have come, how far they still have to… Read more »

PCH, Mass Medical Partner to Bring Medical Second Opinions to Patients in China

HIT Consultant | February 21, 2017 Today at HIMSS17, Partners Connected Health announced a new partnership with Massachusetts Medical International, to provide remote diagnosis and expert second opinions via the Partners Online Second Opinion service (POSO), for physicians and patients in China. Managed by Partners Connected Health, POSO provides access to world-class hospitals affiliated with… Read more »