Dr. Kvedar is an innovator in the use of new technology to connect healthcare providers and patients. Through remote health monitoring tools, networking, computers and cell phones, the Center is creating new ways for patients and their providers to manage chronic conditions and maintain and increase health and wellness. Under Dr. Kvedar's direction, implementing strategies through technology to improve medication adherence and patient/provider communication have been just some of the goals and achievements of the Center. A leader in telemedicine, Dr. Kvedar has been instrumental in the creation of the first physician to physician consultation service between Harvard-affiliated teaching center academic specialists and patients and their physicians from around the world.
People taking charge of their own health is part of the connected health movement. Yet there is more talk than action when it comes to implementation among physicians. In a recent blog post, Dr. Kvedar asks two compelling questions: "Can decision-making physicians really look objectively at solutions that are presented which might result in less demand for our services and may affect our income?" And, "Will our present 'health care cost crisis ...be solved by innovation that occurs outside of the traditional healthcare delivery system'?"
Find out more by joining us January 5, 2012 at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET for a discussion of connected-health and its current and future impact on health communication and healthcare with one of its key leaders. For more information about the Center and Dr. Kvedar, please visit the C-Health Blog.