Connected Health Innovation at a Large Healthcare Delivery System: A Case Study


Date Thursday April 13th 2017



PARC Forum

At Partners Connected Health, research focuses on technology-enabled solutions that empower patients and providers to transform healthcare delivery and improve efficiency, quality and clinical outcomes. Working directly with patients and providers in a variety of settings, Partners Connected Health is gaining important insights about patient engagement, behavior change via mobile health, remote monitoring, social media and video-based interventions. Learn about two programs illustrating the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned: a hyper-personalized mobile app monitoring a patient’s health behavior patterns to guide custom coaching and improve engagement increased daily activity that correlated with improvements in blood pressure and glucose levels. Conversely, a medication adherence program using a mobile app and electronic pill bottle proved more challenging for patients with hepatitis C. Innovations include user-centered design, software development, clinical research, data science and analytics to create, implement and validate connected health solutions that cross the chasm.


Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is creating a new model of healthcare delivery, developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients. He is the author of The Internet of Healthy Things, describing how everyday objects will capture and use real-time biometric data to ultimately change behavior to improve our health. 

He is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 100 publications on the subject; the popular cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for connected health. Dr. Kvedar serves as a strategic advisor at Mavericks Capital, Puretech Ventures and Qualcomm Life, and is a mentor at Blueprint Health and Harvard Innovation Lab, where he also serves as a judge for i-lab’s President’s Challenge for Entrepreneurship.

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