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Partners Healthcare: The Connected Health Imperative – A Transformational Care Delivery Model for the Hospital/Physician Network
May 30, 2007, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., Boston. Healthcare is making strides in creating the infrastructure for connected health, including an approach to address diverse market challenges. From pay-for-performance models, to Medicare and Medicaid programs and initiatives with large employers, connected health applications must be tailored to meet specific clinical, patient care and financial goals. Examples of connected health programs being implemented in an integrated delivery system are discussed by Dr. Joseph C. Kvedar, Director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, Vice Chair of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, and a past-president of the American Telemedicine Association.