Joe Kvedar, MD, New President-Elect of The American Telemedicine Association (ATA)

WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 25, 2019 — TheAmerican Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced the election of Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, as President-Elect. Dr. Kvedar is Vice President of Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, and Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kvedar previously served as President of ATA from 2004-2005, and was a member of the Board… Read more »

PARTNERS CONNECTED HEALTH LAUNCHES NEW MOBILE APP, ALLOWING PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS TO EASILY SHARE PATIENT-GENERATED HEALTH DATA FROM 250 DEVICES

BOSTON — To enhance its PGHDConnect platform, Partners Connected Health announced the launch of a new patient-facing mobile app that allows patients to easily and securely share personal health data with their care team from a larger selection of consumer health devices, including activity trackers, wearables, sensors, and remote monitoring devices. Its VitalSnap feature enables the… Read more »

Partners HealthCare Launches New Center of Excellence

In Collaboration with Persistent Systems, Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs Will Reimagine the Patient Experience Boston, MA– Today at the 10th annual Connected Health Conference, Partners HealthCare announced the formation of a new center of excellence – Partners HealthCare Pivot Labs – that aims to disrupt the delivery of healthcare to enhance the patient experience, improve… Read more »

Partners HealthCare, Neighborhood Health Plan Team Up to Offer New Telehealth Option

BOSTON — Partners HealthCare announced today that it has recently deployed a new telehealth initiative called Partners HealthCare On Demand. Working in conjunction with Teladoc Health, Partners HealthCare is offering a new solution for urgent care video visits, providing high-quality urgent care services from Partners HealthCare clinicians for minor illnesses and injuries. Partners HealthCare On… Read more »

Personal Connected Health Alliance Announces Theme for 10th Annual Connected Health Conference: Balancing Technology and The Human Element

ARLINGTON, VA and BOSTON — The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), a HIMSS organization, today announced that the 2018 Connected Health Conference will return to Boston, October 17-19, focusing on Balancing Technology and the Human Element. During three days of educational programming, deep dive sessions, keynote addresses, workshops and exhibits, CHC18 will explore how thoughtfully embedding… Read more »

Two Industry Leaders Join B.Well Connected Health Board of Directors

BALTIMORE, MD — b.well Connected Health announced that its board of directors has appointed two new members: Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, and Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, and Emma Cartmell, Managing Director at Cappello Group and HIMSS North America Board Member. They join current board members Kristen… Read more »

Partners Connected Health and Vital USA Inc. Team Up to Validate the First 5-in-1 Integrated Vital Sign Measurement Tool

BOSTON, MA — Recognizing the movement of increased patient engagement in healthcare, Vital USA Inc. has teamed up with the Partners Connected Health team to validate its Vital Moto Mod health and wellness device, a 5-in-1 integrated vital sign monitoring platform. Paired with a smartphone, the Vital Moto Mod works with the HIPAA-compliant Vital App… Read more »

PARTNERS CONNECTED HEALTH AND HITACHI DEVELOP AN EXPLAINABLE AI TECHNOLOGY TO HELP DOCTORS PREDICT READMISSIONS AND IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

Novel AI technology accurately predicts the risk of readmission within 30 days for patients with heart failure, an important quality indicator in measuring hospital performance, potentially saving an additional $7,000 per patient BOSTON AND TOKYO, DECEMBER 12, 2017 — Partners Connected Health and Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) today announced the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology… Read more »

Partners Connected Health and Osram Investigate Light-Based Disinfection

Physicians, nurses and environmental staff illuminate the need for a more efficient, effective solution. BOSTON, MA – Looking to make cleaning a hospital environment more effective and efficient, the Partners Connected Health Innovation team worked with global lighting technology leader Osram to explore the use of light as a disinfectant. Osram’s headquarters for the Americas… Read more »

Partners Connected Health and Validic Announce Collaboration to Bring Patient-Generated Data to Patient Care

Boston, MA – Validic and Partners Connected Health today announced a new collaboration, currently in the testing phase, that will ultimately provide Partners HealthCare clinicians and researchers with access to patient-generated health data (PGHD) from over 420 consumer and clinical health devices. The full-scale service, which involves the integration of PGHD into care plans and the… Read more »

Partners Connected Health Names a Team from McLean Hospital Winner of the 2017 Connected Health Innovation Challenge (CHIC)

Integrated Group Therapy (IGT) app to benefit individuals with both mood and substance use disorders. Partners Connected Health today announced that a team from McLean Hospital was named the winner of the 2017 Partners Connected Health Innovation Challenge (CHIC). The Challenge was created to accelerate the development of disruptive, patient-centric and connected health solutions, from… Read more »

NEW BOOK EXPLORES HOW DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES CAN TRANSFORM AGING AND EXTEND THE HEALTHSPAN, FROM CONNECTED HEALTH VISIONARY DR. JOE KVEDAR

  National poll measuring public perception of aging reveals the majority of people believe technology will help them stay healthy  BOSTON, OCTOBER 25, 2017 — In his latest book, The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan, connected health visionary Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, explores the critical steps needed… Read more »

Partners Connected Health and UCB Announce Collaboration to Develop Innovative Healthcare Solutions to Better Support People Living with Epilepsy

BOSTON, October 11, 2017 – Partners Connected Health and UCB today announced an exciting and innovative collaboration to explore and develop novel digital health solutions to further improve the lives of people living with epilepsy. The collaboration will focus on addressing unmet needs currently faced by some of the three million Americans living with epilepsy…. Read more »

Deep Dive Sessions, Special Events Examining Artificial Intelligence, Digital Therapeutics and the Innovation Economy Kick Off Connected Health Conference

Presented by the Personal Connected Health Alliance in partnership with Partners Connected Health, CHC17 moves to Boston, October 25-27 WASHINGTON, DC and BOSTON, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 — The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) today announced a series of special events and a full day of deep dive sessions that will kick off the 2017 Connected… Read more »

Connected Health Conference Main Stage Lineup Features Experts & Visionaries

Presented by the Personal Connected Health Alliance in partnership with Partners Connected Health, CHC17 moves to Boston, October 25-27 WASHINGTON, DC and BOSTON, JUNE 22, 2017 — The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) today announced the first round of keynote speakers for the 2017 Connected Health Conference (CHC17). This year’s lineup includes sought-after experts and… Read more »

Partners Connected Health Launches 2017 Connected Health Innovation Challenge

CHIC

MAY 3, 2017, BOSTON — Partners Connected Health today 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.

Partners Connected Health Expands Services for Online Second Opinion Service

Partners Online Second Opinions Service (POSO) in Strategic Partnership with West’s Health Advocate Solutions APRIL 26, 2017, BOSTON — Partners Connected Health today announced it signed a new agreement with West’s Health Advocate Solutions, expanding the services of its Online Second Opinions Service to include the collection of medical records and diagnostic test results (radiology… Read more »

Redesigned 2017 Connected Health Conference Announces Advisory Board, Opens Registration

Presented by the Personal Connected Health Alliance in partnership with Partners Connected Health, CHC17 moves to Boston, October 25-27 WASHINGTON, DC and BOSTON, APRIL 18, 2017 — The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) today announced the 2017 Advisory Board for the Connected Health Conference (CHC17), a senior-level team of thought leading executives, innovators and providers… Read more »

Connected Health Pioneer, Dr. Joe Kvedar, to Receive Digital Health Innovation Award

Presented at the 8th annual Connected Health Conference; Kvedar to also deliver State of the Industry Keynote ARLINGTON, VA (December 7, 2016) – The Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) today announced that connected health pioneer, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, will receive its 2nd annual Digital Health Innovation Award. Kvedar… Read more »

Partners Connected Health Establishes Partnership with Global Rescue to Provide Online Second Opinions

NOVEMBER 2, 2016, BOSTON — Partners Connected Health today announced a new partnership with Global Rescue to provide online second opinion services to their clients, including executives and foreign dignitaries. Partners Online Second Opinion Service (POSO), managed by Partners Connected Health, provides access to world-class hospitals affiliated with Partners HealthCare, offering patients and their physicians,… Read more »

PARTNERS CONNECTED HEALTH SYMPOSIUM TO MERGE WITH PCHALLIANCE CONNECTED HEALTH CONFERENCE IN 2017

Collaboration to advance the field of connected health; Dr. Joe Kvedar to serve as Program Chair, Senior Advisor and Board Member to PCHAlliance BOSTON and WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 20, 2016 — Partners Connected Health and the Personal Connected Health Alliance today announced a new partnership to improve health outcomes by accelerating the adoption of personal… Read more »

Partners Connected Health Symposium 2016 focuses on innovation in healthcare

Digital Technology that Cares: Bringing the Human Element to Life BOSTON, AUGUST 16, 2016 — The 13th annual Partners Connected Health Symposium is focusing, more than ever, on innovation in technology-enabled healthcare, which is fueled, in large part, by startup companies, entrepreneurs and leading-edge clinicians. Hosted by Partners Connected Health, this two-day event will take… Read more »

Partners Connected Health study, StressLess, to assess the effect of personal health devices

Study participants to include individuals attending the Partners Connected Health Symposium who meet eligibility criteria JULY 12, 2016, BOSTON — Partners Connected Health today opened recruitment for a novel study, STRESSLESS, to evaluate the effectiveness of Muse and Spire, two personal health devices, on stress management. The study is open to individuals registered to attend… Read more »

JAMA article by Partners Connected Health outlines potential benefits of digital health to improve care delivery

BOSTON, MAY 17, 2016 — Although digital health represents important innovations in care delivery, Partners Connected Health authors suggest that the potential risks need to be better understood. In an opinion piece published in a recent issue of JAMA (April 26, 2016, Volume 315, Number 16), Drs. Agboola, Bates and Kvedar outline the benefits and… Read more »

Dr. Joe Kvedar publishes first book, The Internet of Healthy Things

BOSTON, MA, October 29, 2015 — Connected health pioneer, Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, describes the phenomena driving the explosion of technology-enabled health and wellness, and the business opportunities that arise from it in his new book, The Internet of Healthy Things. Long before health and wellness trackers, apps, sensors or smartphones even existed, Dr. Kvedar,… Read more »

Media Advisory for 12th Annual Partners Connected Health Symposium

Partners Connected Health is hosting the 12th Annual Connected Health Symposium, October 29-30, in Boston. With a focus on trends at the intersection of technology and new models of health care delivery, this event convenes thought leaders growing the rapidly-expanding connected health marketplace. Over 1,000 healthcare providers, technology leaders, industry execs, Fortune 500 employers, policymakers… Read more »

Partners Connected Health Remote Monitoring Program for Heart Failure Patients Significantly Lowers Hospital Admissions and Mortality Rates

Less Intensive Remote Monitoring Follow-Up May Improve Long-Term Outcomes Study published in the April issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research MAY 13, 2015, BOSTON, MA — A recent study to evaluate the effectiveness of a remote monitoring program for heart failure patients conducted by Partners HealthCare Connected Health demonstrated significantly lower hospitalization and… Read more »

Partners HealthCare and Samsung Electronics Sign Partnership Agreement to Develop Mobile Health Solutions

APRIL 14, 2015, BOSTON, MA — Partners HealthCare today announced a new partnership with Samsung Electronics to develop the next generation of personalized digital and mobile solutions for health and wellness. The first phase of this collaboration will include software development and clinical research to deliver tools to improve chronic disease management. Remote monitoring programs… Read more »

Mobile Web-Based Monitoring Study by Partners Connected Health Demonstrates Improved Patient Engagement and Self-Management in Patients with Heart Failure

Study Conducted by Partners Connected Health Demonstrates Improved Patient Engagement and Self-Management in Patients with Heart Failure Study published in the April issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth APRIL 8, 2015, BOSTON, MA — A recent pilot study conducted by Partners HealthCare Connected Health demonstrated that a secure Web-based self-management… Read more »