Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D.

Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

Joseph C. Kvedar, M.D., is the founder and director of the Center for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare. Dr. Kvedar is creating a new model of health care delivery, developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor's office into the day-to-day lives of patients.

Dr. Kvedar is leveraging information technology — cellphones, computers, networked devices and remote health monitoring tools — to improve care delivery. He established the first physician-to-physician online consultation service in an academic setting, linking patients from around the world with specialists at Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals.

In 2010, a personalized health technology company was launched based on Healthrageous, the technology platform developed at the Center for Connected Health; Dr. Kvedar was a co-founder and chair of the company's scientific advisory board.

Dr. Kvedar is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 90 publications on the subject. He serves as a strategic adviser at Qualcomm Life, West Health Institute, PureTech Ventures and BD Technologies, and is a mentor at Blueprint Health and Rock Health, providing guidance and insight to developing companies.