Joseph C. Kvedar

Joseph Kvedar, MD, is the Director of the Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare. He blogs at The cHealth Blog, where this post originally appeared.

By Joseph C. Kvedar 11:12 am September 30, 2014
Apple has been making headlines again, which is not unusual for a company that sets trends and moves markets.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 12:00 am January 01, 2013
After working at this remote patient monitoring game for about 10 years now, we are ready to bring self-care to consumers - couch potatoes, weekend warriors and all of us in between hoping to live a little healthier, lose a few pounds or just feel a little better. Meet Wellocracy.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 11:53 am November 05, 2012
One of the concepts occupying my mind is that of automated care. The last time I wrote about automated care was February of 2011 (Emotional Automation, Revisited). Lately I've been thinking about it more and more. The burden of chronic illness continues to rise and the size of the provider workforce is not keeping up. This manifests as overworked...
By Joseph C. Kvedar 02:58 pm February 13, 2012
I recently wrote about an innovator’s dilemma of sorts – or call it a paradox – in healthcare. The paradox is that as we look to innovate in healthcare, the very authority figures we must turn to for fact-checking our innovative ideas are conflicted and highly motivated to support the status quo. I’m talking about physicians of course.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 02:56 pm September 08, 2011
One of the pillars of connected health is the collection of a patient’s physiologic data using biometric sensors. These data are trended, subjected to rules and presented to the patient in an educational context, as well as to their provider.

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