Research Bites Dog

April 3, 2016 | The Health Care Blog We live in a headline/hyperlinked world.  A couple of years back, I learned through happenstance that my most popular blog posts all had catchy titles.  I’m pretty confident that people who read this blog do more than scan the titles, but there is so much information coming… Read more »

What Does The Internet of Healthy Things Look Like?

March 24, 2016 | HIMSS16 During a presentation at HIMSS16 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Dr. Joe Kvedar presented on The Internet of Healthy Things at the InterSystems booth. While the gathered crowd listened as he describe how to make health addictive via actionable, personalized data, a talented artist was nearby. She sketched the oversized… Read more »

Top Ten Tech Trends: Connected Health

March 23, 2016 | Healthcare Informatics Joseph Kvedar, M.D., vice president of Connected Health, Partners Healthcare, says, “What makes these programs work well is the same that makes other programs work well—the use of the data feedback loop to educate patients about how their lifestyle affects their illness and, secondly, the ability to reach into… Read more »

Digital medicine’s march on chronic disease

March 10, 2016 | Nature Biotechnology Digital medicine, which enables broad scaling of frequent, high-touch, personalized, behavioral interventions at low cost, may thus become an essential component in preventing and managing chronic disorders. Read More  

Dr. Kvedar Presentation on the Internet of Healthy Things

March 1, 2016 | HIMSS16 Dr. Kvedar speaks about the Internet of Healthy Things at the Intersystems booth during HIMSS16. HIMSS16 an annual Health IT event, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The presentation was given on March 1, 2016. The video can be viewed here.  

Joseph Kvedar: Physicians must embrace patient-generated data

February 26, 2016 | FierceHealthIT It took 20 years for the stethoscope to be widely accepted in clinical practice, but the industry doesn’t have that time to waste before embracing patient-generated data, Joseph Kvedar, M.D., writes. Read More  

What will it take for physicians to use patient-generated data?

February 25, 2016 | MedCityNews Despite these studies and a bevy of evidence from other investigators in the field, I still get routinely reminded, when I am out presenting on connected health, that “physicians don’t want this data.”  This is a resounding theme that ranks right up there with concerns about liability and reimbursement. Read… Read more »

Patient Engagement: Time to Shift from Tactical to Strategic

February 8, 2016 | Health Informatics Kvedar, who recently published a book called The Internet of Healthy Things, said one change they made at Partners was to try to make any intervention be more positive about the patient’s life. “We lecture patients about negative consequences of behavior down the road, and it just doesn’t resonate… Read more »

Wearables Can Help People With Heart Conditions – If Only They’d Wear Them

January 29, 2016 | mHealth Intelligence “I think activity trackers are quite powerful,” Joseph Kvedar, Partners’ vice president of connected health, told last fall. “As I’ve said though, they’ve got to be paired with some kind of motivational messaging that keeps you engaged long-term.” Read More  

Joseph Kvedar: Healthcare industry needs to double down on patient engagement

January 27, 2016 | FierceHealthIT “If we’re going to make connected health a widespread reality in the lives of consumers and patients, we have to double down on engagement,” Joseph Kvedar, M.D., vice president of connected health at Boston-based Partners HealthCare, writes in a blog post. Read More  

A Text Message Can Be As Powerful As A Drug

January 17, 2016 | Forbes Dr. Harry Leider, chief medical officer of Walgreen’s, writes in the forward to The Internet of Healthy Things that “No one has done more to power the creation of new models of healthcare delivery than Joe Kvedar and his colleagues at Partners HealthCare.” Read More  

For HIT execs, improving value is the bottom line

January 8, 2016 | FierceHealthIT Consumerization of healthcare is a fact of life, as Joseph Kvedar, vice president of connected health at Boston-based Partners HealthCare, told FierceHealthIT. Success, for many institutions, could boil down to who embraces that reality. Read More