Moving the Field Forward
A large part of our mission is to educate, inform and inspire the widespread adoption of connected health strategies. We do this in a number of ways:
- Partners Connected Health was established in 1995, long before health and wellness trackers, apps, sensors or smartphones existed. In January 2007, we helped coin the phrase connected health. At the time, we said connected health “more accurately describes the opportunities for technology-enabled care programs and the potential for new strategies in healthcare delivery.” Our forward thinking goes way back!
- In 2016, we entered a new partnership with the Personal Connected Health Alliance, merging our Connected Health Symposium and the Connected Health Conference, creating an even larger platform and more opportunities to provide leadership, support innovation and bring together key stakeholders to achieve the sustained adoption of personal connected health.
- Our team of researchers and clinicians are widely published, in such peer-reviewed publications as The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (JPAD), Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Nature Biotechnology and Harvard Business Review.
- Joe Kvedar is considered one of the premier thought leaders in the field, speaking at conferences and events around the world, and regularly quoted in media outlets ranging from The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and The Boston Globe to Wired, MobiHealthNews, HealthLeaders, Marketplace, FierceHealthIT, MIT Technology Review and NPR Radio. He also serves on the Editorial Board of npj Digital Medicine, a Nature Research journal.
- Through the popular cHealth Blog and his first book, The Internet of Healthy Things, Joe Kvedar continues to help pave the way for further innovation. He is currently writing a second book, The New Mobile Age, exploring how health tech innovations will improve healthcare for older adults and create a better and more responsive healthcare system for everyone.
- Our social media channels are buzzing. Through Twitter, Facebook and our Linkedin Connected Health Community, we engage with nearly 50,000 stakeholders, sharing ideas, celebrating advancements and addressing critical needs.
- In 2013, we launched Wellocracy, to educate and empower individuals to use activity trackers, wearable sensors and mobile apps to improve health and wellness. Today, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we are developing a novel ‘Engagement Engine,’ a new data analytics tool that will be available online via the Wellocracy website, to support the sustained use of health and activity trackers.
- Launching late 2017 with an enterprise-wide rollout planned for 2018, the Connected Health Integrated Pathway (CHIP) is a cutting edge solution that provides Partners HealthCare clinicians and researchers access to patient-generated health data from over 420 consumer and clinical health devices layered seamlessly into the eCare Electronic Health Record.