A Doctor’s Prescription for Connected Health Longevity

  • Room: Potomac AB
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
9:05 AM - 9:20 AM


Joseph Kvedar MD
Vice President, Connected Health
Partners HealthCare


Over 20 years ago, Partners HealthCare embarked on a journey to explore the application of technology to improve care delivery,  in an era when telehealth was perceived as the lunatic fringe.  Today, connected health is mainstreaming and service offerings abound from unusual market entrants, such as Walgreens and CVS, startup companies, healthcare innovators, and consumer technology giants like Philips and Samsung.  Is the snowball rolling down hill on its own yet?  Are market dynamics creating a perfect storm? Recent experience suggests that some practical, but surmountable barriers exist. Hear from connected health visionary, Dr. Joe Kvedar, how connected health can succeed and where we go from here.