Connected Health Symposium

By Jonah Comstock October 23, 2014
The key to cracking patient engagement isn't better kinds of technology, it's understanding patients better. That was the theme that emerged from a panel discussion at the Partners Healthcare Connected Health Symposium, where a doctor, a consultant, and two healthcare executives spoke about their own experiences working with patients in the healthcare system, especially patients with behavior...
By Jonah Comstock November 2, 2012
According to a forthcoming survey from Pew Internet Project, 7 in 10 American adults are self-trackers of some kind. Sixty percent of Americans are tracking weight, diet, or exercise, said Associate Director of Digital Strategy Susannah Fox, who previewed some results from the survey at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston last week. One third track health indicators or symptoms, and one...
By Brian Dolan October 23, 2009
After spending the last few days at The Connected Health Symposium, which was put together by Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health and its affiliates, it's worth revisiting a contributed column that the Center's Director Joseph Kvedar penned for Healthspottr: "The Reason Why: Cheap & Easy Connected Health Tools Should Come Before EMRs." Rather controversial position to take...
By Brian Dolan October 22, 2009
Keas co-founder and COO George Kassabgi and Business Development Manager Lindsey Volckmann discussed the recent launch of Keas, an online health platform that works with care providers to offer Care Plans to offer users personalized action plans that empower patients to take control of their health. That's the plan, anyway. Volckmann was quick to point out that Keas is not a "typical PHR" (...
By Brian Dolan October 21, 2009
At Partners Health 6th Annual Connected Health Symposium in Boston, during a presentation by Verizon's VP and Managing Director Rajeev Kapoor, the carrier distributed marketing materials that laid out the carrier's healthcare offerings and highlighted a number of the carrier's wireless health partners, which included a number of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion's healthcare partners. Verizon...