Kamal Jethwani, MD

Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH

Senior Director, Partners Connected Health Innovation
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

As the Senior Director of Connected Health Innovation (CHI), Kamal Jethwani leads a multidisciplinary team in creating and validating innovative, technology-enabled solutions to re-imagine the healthcare experience. His team is engaged in needs assessments across the system, product development and evaluations, and rigorous research to prove the value and outcomes of using connected health solutions. Their innovations are routinely scaled and made part of the usual care provided to Partners’ patients. Kamal is also actively engaged in working with industry partners to scale innovations outside of Partners through strategic partnerships and licensing opportunities.

Kamal focuses on enabling better care delivery by improving patient engagement, patient-provider communication, and patient satisfaction with care using technology-enabled solutions. His work so far has shown that programs that are personalized to each patient’s unique psychology and needs forge higher engagement, and in turn, better outcomes. Kamal continues to develop analytic and programmatic modalities to improve the personalization of connected health. He has worked extensively with sensor technology, wearables, and mobile as well as social media to deliver care to patients. The ability to personalize care and understand behavioral motivations that dictate health choices remains central to all his work at Partners CHI.