Wellocracy

By Jonah Comstock January 17, 2014
This is the very first MobiHealthNews In-depth -- our weekly series of longer form journalism focused on industry trends, pressing issues, and important events. This week we rounded up some digital health-related takeaways from the massive International CES 2014 event that recently took place in Las Vegas. The event's original name, the Consumer Electronics Show, points to its core focus, but the...
By Neil Versel January 14, 2014
Last week, MobiHealthNews Editor Brian Dolan wrote a commentary entitled, "2014: Digital health's big year at CES?" Note the question mark. Brian wrote that from Boston hours before the Digital Health Summit kicked off at International CES in Las Vegas. Having just covered the event myself in person, I can say the question mark still belongs. Yes, there were more than 300 exhibitors on the almost...
By Neil Versel January 10, 2014
One goal of mobile healthcare technology is to move care outside the walls of traditional settings such as hospitals and physician offices. The shift certainly has begun, but it is far from complete. "Point of care is not everywhere right now," said Dr. Joseph Kvedar, director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare in Boston. He moderated a session called "Point-of-Care,...
By Aditi Pai October 24, 2013
Boston-based Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners Healthcare has launched online health social community Wellocracy. In 2012, Director Dr. Joseph Kvedar told MobiHealthNews Wellocracy is “a community dedicated to improving the health of regular folks." On the website, users can read “1-a-Day” and “Fit-it-In” tips, learn from Wellocracy experts about which mobile apps, sleep...
By Neil Versel November 28, 2012
A new company from Center for Connected Health (CCH) Director Dr. Joseph Kvedar will take a stab at the difficult task of engaging consumers in their own health by studying the missteps of others and attempting to simplify the processes of education and motivation. Kvedar and business partners, including self-help author Carol Colman and integrative medicine practitioner – and former personal...

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