Author: Joseph C. Kvedar
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, applying communications technology and online resources to increase access and improve the delivery of quality medical services and patient care outside of the traditional medical setting. The term “connected health” reflects the range of opportunities for technology-enabled care programs and the potential for new strategies in healthcare delivery.
A division of Partners HealthCare, the Center for Connected Health works with Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospitals, including Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. Joe is also a board-certified dermatologist and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.
In his role with the Center for Connected Health, Joe launched the first physician-to-physician online consultation service in an academic setting. He is also leading important research in the use of a combination of remote-monitoring technology, sensors, and online communications and intelligence to improve patient adherence, engagement, and clinical outcomes.
Joe is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health and the application of communications technologies to improve health care to patients. He is a frequent lecturer and has authored over 60 publications on connected health. In 2003, Joe was honored by the New England Business and Technology Association for his extraordinary leadership in the field.
Joe is a past president and board member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and a recent recipient of the ATA’s President’s Award for innovation.
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