Why Real-World Results Are So Challenging for Digital Health

NEJM Catalyst | February 8, 2017 Despite years of hype in the field of digital health products — a term that we use here to describe technologies that are designed to have clinical impact on disease — fewer products than expected are being deployed in real-world clinical settings. Many digital health products that demonstrate impressive… Read more »

In-Depth: All the news from the Connected Health Conference 2016

MobiHealthNews | December 16, 2016 This week, the Connected Health Conference in National Harbor, Maryland brought together stakeholders and thought leaders in digital and connected health. MobiHealthNews covered the two-day event this week — links to our coverage from Monday and Tuesday are at the bottom of this roundup. Read on for other notable events… Read more »

Joe Kvedar gives an update on the state of connected health

MobiHealthNews | December 13, 2016 Digital health tools and apps are all the rage these days but that’s hardly to say they’re a new phenomenon, according to Partners HealthCare vice president of connected health Dr. Joseph Kvedar. Read more

These Wearables Detect Health Issues Before They Happen

MIT Technology Review | November 30, 2016 “If you take one thousand people who are trying to quit smoking and add an intervention that is digital and mobile, you’ll get some uptake because these people were previously using nothing [to guard against relapse],” says Joseph Kvedar, who heads the Boston-based Partners HealthCare System Center for… Read more »

Sharing your personal health data? Don’t be scared!

KevinMD.com | November 17, 2016 I recently had the opportunity to join Boston news media veteran, Dan Rea, on his AM radio program, Nightside with Dan Rea. It was a one-hour call-in program and an eye-opening experience for me. Dan and I chatted about connected health and how it can truly disrupt care delivery and… Read more »

Joe Kvedar: Trim healthcare costs with digital therapeutics

Fierce Health IT | November 15, 2016 Joseph Kvedar and Alexander Fogel write in a Harvard Business Review article that consumer-grade platforms such as mobile devices, wearable sensors and artificial intelligence technologies delivered via web browsers or apps can help employers combat costly chronic diseases. Read More  

Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs

Harvard Business Review | November 14, 2016 Businesses that are serious about reducing health care costs — and improving the health and well-being of their employees — should take a serious look at digital therapeutics, which have the potential to provide effective, low-cost ways to prevent and treat chronic diseases and their consequences. Digital therapeutics… Read more »

Getting Telehealth Right: Engaging Patients and Providers

AJMC | November 13, 2016 Joesph Kvedar, MD, vice president of Connected Health in the Partners HealthCare System and author of Internet of Healthy Things, envisions using technology to gather real-time biometric data for chronic disease management. Virtual provider visits, cloud computing devices, and mobile devices are increasing our capacity for immediate monitoring and chronic… Read more »

MM&M’s and PRWeek’s Health Influencer 50

Medical Marketing & Media | October 27, 2016 For 20 years Joseph Kvedar, a pioneer in connected health, has been instrumen­tal in creating a new model of healthcare delivery at Partners HealthCare, an integrated nonprofit health system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. There, Kvedar helped develop innovative strategies to move care… Read more »

Technology’s role in health care continues to grow

NH Business Review | October 6, 2016 Meet Sam, an app that could be running Dr. Joseph Kvedar’s lifestyle regimen in the future – along with a lot of us. At least that’s the way the keynote speaker, vice president of connected health at Boston-based Partners HealthCare, described it to those attending New Hampshire Business Review’s… Read more »

Joseph Kvedar: The pros and cons of texting to boost med adherence

FierceHealthIT | September 15, 2016 Texting is a prime tool for potentially boosting medication adherence, but not an end-all solution, according to Partners HealthCare’s Joseph Kvedar, who says that mobile health apps also can be effective, under the right circumstances. Read more  

The wearable future comes to medical practices

Medical Economics | August 10, 2016 “There is a real phenomenon that doctors feel they’re staring at screens and not making eye contact with patients. But [wearable devices] could free you up so you can be more efficient and be more present with the patient while you do your work,” says Joseph C. Kvedar, MD,… Read more »

Can mHealth Make Chronic Care Patients Care About Their Health?

mHealth Intelligence | August 5, 2016 Joseph Kvedar, MD, vice president of connected health for Boston-based Partners Healthcare, sees patient engagement as an ongoing mystery. Healthcare providers and mHealth entrepreneurs are coming up with newer and better ways to track health outside the doctor’s office and tie it to improved outcomes, but they’ve yet to… Read more »

Why harnessing health data isn’t enough

Athena Insight | July 26, 2016 Back in 1995, when we launched what was originally called Partners Telemedicine, the terms “mHealth” and “digital health” didn’t exist. This was well before the Internet, cloud computing, ubiquitous sensors, social networks, tablets, e-readers, mobile phones, and apps became part of the fabric of our everyday lives. I didn’t… Read more »

Partners Connected Health Announces StressLess Study

Interested in stress management? You may be eligible to participate in a research study to find if wearable technology (Spire & Muse) could help you manage your stress. This research is being conducted by Partners Connected Health, at Partners HealthCare. The purpose of this study is to find out if the Muse and Spire devices… Read more »

Transforming the Healthcare Model

BioPharmaDIVE | May 31, 2016 Pharma companies that are starting to integrate digital health tools – such as mobile health, texting, and remote monitoring programs – to achieve things such as better adherence and positive behavior change to support better outcomes, will be the winners. Read More  

Harnessing The Internet Of Healthy Things

Scarce Insights | May 2, 2016 Harnessing the Internet of Healthy Things Today, everything and everyone is connected. Experts predict that by 2020, 26 billion everyday objects will be able to capture, receive and share data via a vast, interconnected global network linked together by inexpensive sensors, GPS and the cloud. Read More  

Congress: Still Hitting

Politico | April 29, 2016 Despite this week’s MACRApalyse shaking up all that is known of the world of health IT, Congress is still at it when it comes to policy. Read More  

In-depth: Pharma’s digital health initiatives move into commercialization

April 8, 2016 | MobiHealthNews At the Life Sciences Roundtable, co-located at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference last November, Dr. Joseph Kvedar, the vice president of connected health at Partners HealthCare, told MobiHealthNews that he sees pharma companies slowly turning their ships to align with the new realities created by digital technology. Read More