Joseph Kvedar, M.D.
Founder and Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners Healthcare
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, creating a new model of healthcare delivery, by developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients.
Dr. Kvedar is creating innovative programs to leverage information technology – cell phones, computers, networked devices and simple remote health monitoring tools – to help providers and patients manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. Based on the technology platform developed at the Center, Healthrageous, a personalized health technology company, was launched in 2010, offering a range of health and wellness self-management programs to their clients.
Dr. Kvedar is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health and the application of communications technologies to improve healthcare to patients. He is a frequent lecturer and has authored over 70 publications on the subject. Dr. Kvedar serves as a Board member for a number of organizations, including the Continua Health Alliance and the Care Continuum Alliance. He also is a Co-Founder of Healthrageous and Chair of the company’s Scientific Advisory Board, a strategic advisor at Physic Ventures, and serves as a mentor at Blueprint Health and Rock Health, providing guidance and insight to developing companies.