Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare 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.
Dr. Kvedar is leveraging information technology – cell phones, computers, networked devices and remote health monitoring tools – to improve care delivery. Based on the technology platform developed at the Center, Healthrageous, a personalized health technology company, was launched in 2010, creating a range of health and wellness self-management programs. He is a Co-Founder and Chair of the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Kvedar established the first physician-to-physician online consultation service in an academic setting, linking patients from around the world with specialists at Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals.
He is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 90 publications on the subject. Dr. Kvedar serves as a Board member for a number of organizations, including Care Continuum Alliance. He serves as a strategic advisor at West Health Institute, and is a mentor at Blueprint Health and Rock Health, providing guidance and insight to developing companies.