June 24, 2014 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
Apple recently announced that iOS 8 would have a built-in app to collect all of your health info in one place. I saw all kinds of opinion pieces published. I let the dust settle, processed all of... More
May 30, 2014 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Data Warehousing, Quality and Safety
The sentinel effect is: The tendency for human performance to improve when participants are aware that their behavior is being evaluated and a useful tool in the context of connected health. In our... More
April 11, 2014 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Quality and Safety, Telehealth
Is it safe and effective care for providers to evaluate and prescribe for patients that they've never met face-to-face? More
January 09, 2014 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure
Partners HealthCare believes that patient-generated data is critical to our future and we're managing this integration proactively. That does not mean our work is finished. More
December 05, 2013 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Mobile/Wireless
For some, the power of social connections is self-evident. But the impact of social connections goes much deeper than what is obvious on the surface. More
November 21, 2013 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Mobile/Wireless
Making health addictive is really about harnessing the power of our fascination with mobile devices, particularly smartphones. What if we put a personalized, relevant, motivational and unobtrusive... More
November 05, 2013 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Mobile/Wireless
Is there a way we could unobtrusively and almost subliminally slip in a health-related message while you’re checking your beloved smartphone screen? More
October 16, 2013 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Mobile/Wireless
I first posed the question, "Could Mobile Health Become Addictive?" on August 20th. Since then I've done more thinking and I'm warming to the concept. More
September 27, 2013 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Electronic Health Records, Mobile/Wireless
The mobile health revolution is occurring in the midst of a much broader shift in business models around computing and software. More
August 21, 2013 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Mobile/Wireless
The hype over mobile health is deafening on most days and downright annoying on some. So it is with some reluctance that I admit that mobile has the potential to be a game-changer in health. More
June 26, 2013 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Data Warehousing, Privacy and Security, Quality and Safety
I have been following the news about the National Security Agency (NSA) access to our phone records with great interest. If we as a society don’t sort some of this out, we’ll see a repeat in the... More
May 24, 2013 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Electronic Health Records, Privacy and Security
The vision, as described by Amit Singhal, who is in charge of search for Google, is that instead of typing words into a box, we will have conversations with Google, enabling a much more personalized... More
May 13, 2013 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
I’ve been in the healthcare delivery business now for 30 years and I can confidently say we’ve paid almost no attention to design. As we get closer to a world where we are engaging patients in their... More
April 25, 2013 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
In a world where most folks change jobs every couple of years, people are often amazed to hear that I started work in connected health 19 years ago. Implicit in their amazement is a question, “Why... More
February 27, 2013 | Joseph C. Kvedar | Quality and Safety, Telehealth, Policy and Legislation
As I watch healthcare providers in our integrated delivery system deal with the challenges of payment reform and accountable care, I am more optimistic than dismayed. More