Joseph Kvedar wrote a piece for THCB a couple of weeks back on Connected Health and its potential. As I’m in Boston I dropped in on him in his office at the center of the world’s greatest collection of medical ivory towers in downtown Boston, just near Mass General. What he’s doing is preparing for a world in which doing more of the same may not be an option, and his employer is at least thinking about what it’s role might look like in that future.
But Joseph isn’t some other start-up whiz-kid with a few ideas. He’s the Director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners, and he has some very interesting things to say in depth about the promise of using technology to improve health and reduce costs of the very sickest patients–and the roadblocks and incentives along the way. And he’s, just perhaps, threatening to radically disrupt his own organization from the inside.
Here’s the interview.