Boston, MA
Apr. 3-4, 2017

Kamal Jethwani

Senior Director of Connected Health Innovation
Partners Healthcare Center for Connected Health

As the senior director of Center for Connected Health, Dr. Jethwani is responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team to identify and solve challenges in healthcare delivery using innovative technology-based solutions. As an organization that is embracing value-based reimbursement across all care settings, his solutions enable improved outcomes by making care delivery a continuous function of patients’ lives. His team is engaged in needs assessments across the system, product development and evaluations, as well as rigorous research to prove the value and outcomes of using connected health solutions.

The core focus of his research is in enabling better care delivery through connected health programs, by enabling better patient engagement, patient-provider communication, and patient satisfaction with care. His research so far has shown that programs that are personalized to each patient’s unique psychology and needs can result in better engagement, and in turn better outcomes. He continues to develop analytic and programmatic modalities to improve our understanding of personalization concepts to connected health. Dr. Jethwani has worked extensively with sensor technology, wearables, mobile as well as social media to deliver care to our patients.

April 3, 2017
1:30pm - 2:00pm
America South – Fourth Floor

Partners HealthCare, one of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has targeted patients considered to be in the mid-level of the acuity pyramid – as these patients accounted for 57 percent of total healthcare related costs in FY 2015. In the first stage of this study, findings demonstrated that these patients have the highest potential for cost increase and confirmed the efficiency of using prevention as a strategy to avoid hospital admissions. The study is aimed to validate and measure the usefulness of Philip’s predictive analytics engine (CareSage) with interventions, provided by the Partners homecare team, in order to prevent avoidable hospital and ER visits for seniors.


Key takeaways

  • Working with patients in the mid-section of the acuity pyramid may provide the highest patient and financial outcomes.
  • Better understand the key ways for managing at-risk populations to prevent avoidable admissions.
  • How managing the mid-level of the cost population can be complimentary to programs for more acute monitoring.

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