The Center for Connected Health was founded in 1995 by Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals. It develops new strategies to move healthcare reform from the hospital to the patients. The center leverages information technology such as cell phones, computers, and networked devices, and helps providers and patients manage chronic disease conditions; maintain health and wellness; and improve adherence, engagement, and clinical outcomes.
The Center for Connected Health is actively involved in sponsored research and evaluates new technology and programs while developing and executing feasibility studies and randomized controlled clinical trials. To date, it has generated more than 100 scholarly publications and has helped more than 30,000 patients.