Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Massachusetts General Hospital Physician and Director, Partners Center for Connected Health, Available to Com

Wireless, Patient-Centered Care Yields High Return on Investment for Patients and Physicians; Wireless Health Here to Stay, Kvedar Says


Joseph Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director of The Center for Connected Health, has been studying and incorporating wireless health into the delivery of quality patient care at Partners HealthCare since the early days of telemedicine. Some of his credits include:

  • Piloting a home telemonitoring program with heart failure patients that was recently adopted as an "opt-out" program throughout the PartnersHealthcare system
  • Developing a personal health management platform that recently launched the Series A company Healthrageous, with backing from North Ridge Venture Partners, Egan Capital Management and Long River Ventures
  • Partnering with EMC Corporation to attain statistically significant results in reducing hypertension among employees via home monitoring and Internet-based feedback and coaching
  • Launching the first online physician-to-physician second opinion service in an academic setting, Partners Online Specialty Consultations, serving patients around the world
  • Achieving positive results with wireless health in conditions from diabetes to cardiac care, medication adherence, virtual coaching for weight and activity management, pre-natal care, skin care and addiction recovery

Dr. Kvedar is available and can comment on such topics as:

  • Innovation and adoption in mobile and wireless health
  • Potential for social networks, patient communities and blogs to improve outcomes
  • New, technology-enabled role for patients in clinical research
  • Novel approaches for engaging employees, health plan members, consumers and patients in their health and wellness
  • Key components of a successful wireless health program, including the role of patients in actively managing their health

Contact:  Janna Guinen, Cella Communications, 617-851-0119 or [email protected].

The Center for Connected Health is working to create a new model for healthcare delivery, by developing programs and innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor's office into the day-to-day lives of patients. The Center is a division of Partners HealthCare, the Boston-based integrated health system founded by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, leading Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates. Visit www.connected-health.org.

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SOURCE The Center for Connected Health