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Tools for the Connected Medical Home at Partners HealthCare Part II
March 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Joseph Kvedar, MD, Vice President, Partners HealthCare, Connected Health. The benefits of remote patient monitoring in better managing chronic disease, improving clinical outcomes and quality of care, increasing potential cost savings, and allocating resources are being achieved through a range of connected health devices and programs. Dr. Kvedar describes initiatives under way at Partners HealthCare, including a program to reduce hospital readmissions in heart failure patients, virtual visits and remote consultations to improve access to care in rural settings and deliver care to patients with mental health challenges, and the use of mobile technologies to improve patient engagement by capturing personal health data, providing in-the-moment messaging and taking advantage of the addictive nature of ‘always on’ mobile devices. (Part I was presented Sept. 24, 2014).