Podcasts by Dr. Joe Kvedar

WELL / CONNECTED WITH DR. JOE KVEDAR

Connected health pioneer Dr. Joe Kvedar takes a look at the cutting edge and future of technology-enabled care. His new podcast series features commentary from leading physicians, technologists, behaviorists and other experts shaping the way we perceive, engage and interact with health through current and emerging technologies. Harvardtrained physician, professor, two-time author and the Vice President of Connected Health at Partners HealthCare in Boston, Dr. Kvedar leads the conversation.

Listeners can download episodes here (click on the episode titles below to listen). You can also find them in iTunes Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Play by searching Partners Connected Health.

Well Connected, EP 308, Margaret Laws

For the final episode of Season 3, Dr. Kvedar interviews Margaret Laws, President, and CEO of HopeLab.  Together they talk about how her organization works with young people to co-create interventions grounded in behavioral science and human-centered design and about the power and impact that meaningful partnerships and collaborations can have on innovation.

Well Connected, EP 307, Cory Kidd

Dr. Cory Kidd, founder, and CEO of Catalia Health is the special guest for Episode 307.  He talks with Dr. Kvedar about how AI technology can help to address chronic health conditions, the deliberate design decisions made for Mabu that improve its interactions with people, and how he’s applied early lessons learned and his entrepreneurial…

Well Connected, EP 306, Kyra Bobinet

We’re absolutely delighted to have Dr. Kyra Bobinet return as a guest for Episode 306.  As the CEO and founder of engagedIN, a neuroscience-based design firm, she is an expert on cracking the code of WHY we engage in our health.  Listen in as she and Dr. Kvedar discuss how thoughtful design can improve a…

Well Connected, EP 305, Chris Dancy

Health and wellness pioneer Chris Dancy is the guest of Episode 305.  Often referred to as “the world’s most connected human”, Chris has spent more than a decade tracking, cataloging and analyzing the data of his life and he has a fascinating conversation with Dr. Kvedar about the many benefits that leveraging personal health data…

Well Connected, EP 304, Dina Katabi

For episode 304, Dr. Kvedar talks with Dina Katabi, MIT Professor and Director of the Center for Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing.  They have an interesting discussion about the system she designed to passively collect data without the need for devices, why it represents a major advancement in data collection and how all of this…

Well Connected, EP 303, Ariel Garten and Graeme Moffat

For episode 3 of the special Connected Health Conference 2019 Keynote Speakers series, Dr. Kvedar interviews Ariel Garten and Dr. Graeme Moffat of InteraXon, creators of Muse, the brain sensing headband.  They have an interesting discussion about neurotechnologies, the benefits that Muse provides to help individuals achieve a relaxed-focus mental state and how real-time biometric…

Well Connected, EP 302, Dr. Jud Brewer, MD PhD

In this special Connected Health Conference 2019 Keynote Speakers episode, Dr. Kvedar has a fantastic conversation with Dr. Judson Brewer, Director of Research & Innovation, Mindfulness Center, Brown University School of Public Health and Founder of MindSciences. They discuss Jud’s study of mindfulness, how digital therapeutics can help us break bad habits and how we…

Well Connected, EP 301, Steve Wretling

In this special Connected Health Conference 2019 Keynote Speakers episode, Dr. Kvedar interviews Steve Wretling, Chief Technology and Information Officer of HIMSS.  They discuss driving innovation within HIMSS, how immersive technologies are demonstrating positive results for chronic behavioral health conditions and how Steve views technology’s potential impact on patient engagement.

Well Connected, EP 209, Dr. Samir Damani

For Episode 9, Dr. Kvedar welcomes Dr. Samir Damani, co-founder of MintHealth.  Together they discuss the evolution of blockchain technology and how it can significantly impact some of the challenges we are facing in healthcare, his perspective on the keys to patient engagement and empowerment, and his past work combining technology and analytics to create…

Well Connected, EP 208, Kristen Valdes

For Episode 8, Dr. Kvedar chats with Kristen Valdes, Founder and CEO of b.Well Connected Health.  Together they talk about her unique understanding of the patient experience, empowering consumers to really understand the power that their health data has in shaping their care and the challenges she’s faced as she works to actively grow her…

Well Connected, EP 207, Dr. Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA

In Episode 7, neurologist Dr. Ray Dorsey digs deep into his new study on telemedicine enabled care for people with Parkinson’s Disease, his belief in the power of digital health technologies to improve our overall health & wellness, and how health policy could change the shape of care in the next decade. Click Here to…

Well Connected, EP 206, Bruce Leff, MD

In Episode 6, Dr. Kvedar talks with geriatrician and homecare innovator Dr. Bruce Leff on the critical topics of improving healthcare for older populations, policy gaps needing to be addressed as we face an aging population, and opportunities to integrate digital health tools in a thoughtful and non-overwhelming way. Click Here to Listen to More…

Well Connected, EP 205, Susannah Fox

Episode 5 brings a unique view on healthcare from writer, speaker, consultant and former US Health & Human Services CTO, Susannah Fox.  Listen in on a discussion with Dr. Kvedar that ranges from depression and health behaviors in teens, how digital health engenders peer support and on the role of data as a disrupter in…

Well Connected, EP 204, Dr. George Savage

Episode 4 features Dr. George Savage, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Proteus Digital Health.  Together with Dr. Kvedar, they discuss the evolution of sensor technology, digital medicines and the appeal of the healthcare and digital space for entrepreneurs. Click Here to Listen to More Episodes of Well / Connected

Well Connected, EP 203, Dr. Rudy Tanzi

Episode 3 is one not to be missed when one of the TIME100 Most Influential People for 2015, Dr. Rudy Tanzi talks about his important work in Alzheimer’s research, his 6 steps for keeping your brain healthy, and how he balances his work as a clinician and researcher, with being a best-selling author and accomplished…

Well Connected, EP 202, Lisa Suennen

Episode 2 features Lisa Suennen, venture capital investor, healthcare industry advisor and founder of Venture Valkyrie.  Listen as she and Dr. Kvedar discuss the role of venture capital funding for healthcare, her trailblazing work as a woman in a historically male dominated field and her thoughts on the emerging trends we can expect for the…

Well Connected, EP 201 Chunka Mui

We kick off Season 2 with a really insightful interview with futurist, innovation advisor and author, Chunka Mui.  Listen in as he and Dr. Kvedar reflect back on the last 10 years in the connected health space, how innovation in healthcare continues to shift and evolve and Chunka’s predictions about technology and digital health for…

Well Connected, Connected Health Conference Miniseries, EP CHC4, James Vlahos

Don’t miss this last episode of our special Connected Health Conference mini season featuring a very impactful interview with James Vlahos.  Listen as he shares the story with Dr. Kvedar of how the loss of his father led to the creation of the “Dadbot”.  Their conversation raises many important questions about the intersection of AI…

Well Connected, Connected Health Conference Miniseries, EP CHC3, Kyra Bobinet

Episode 3 of our Connected Health Conference mini-season features engagedIN founder Dr. Kyra Bobinet.  She talks with Dr. Kvedar about the science behind behavior change, her experiments at changing her own behaviors and how her experiences shaped her view of design thinking in healthcare. Click here to listen to more episodes of Well / Connected

Well Connected, Connected Health Conference Miniseries EP CHC2, Rosalind Picard

Episode 2 of our special mini-season featuring Connected Health Conference speakers is a fascinating conversation between Dr. Kvedar and Rosalind Picard, Professor at MIT Media Lab and Director of Affective Computing Research.  Listen in as they discuss Rosalind’s work to integrate emotion recognition in robots and computers, her expansion into autism research and the development…

Well Connected, Connected Health Conference Miniseries EP CHC1, Ajit Pai

For Episode 1 of our special Connected Health Conference edition of Well / Connected, Dr. Joe Kvedar speaks with Ajit Pai, Chairman of the FCC.  Listen in as they discuss the need for telehealth, equity access to healthcare in general and the availability of broadband as a social determinant of overall health and wellbeing. Click…

Well Connected EP 108, Calum MacRae, MD

Episode 108 brings a fascinating discussion between Dr. Kvedar and Dr. Calum MacRae, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Listen in as they discuss Dr. MacRae’s efforts to predict and prevent coronary disease using a blend of traditional research methods such as genetics and new research methods like genomics along with the…

Well Connected EP 107, Dr. Robert Pearl

Episode 107 brings some very interesting insights from surgeon, professor, and author Dr. Robert Pearl.  Listen as he and Dr. Kvedar discuss the importance of transforming healthcare to create a better and healthier future for patients.  Dr. Pearl shares important observations, lessons learned and what he feels are the most important areas providers can focus…

Well Connected EP 106, Reena Sangar

In episode 106 listen to Reena Sangar, Director of Digital and Connected Health at IPSOS as she and Dr. Kvedar discuss the importance of data and market research in helping to advance technologies and make the case for connected health.  Together they’ll dig into IPSOS’ market research efforts as well as their digital strategy which…

Well Connected EP 105, Dr. James Madara

In Episode 105 we’re thrilled to hear from Dr. James Madara, CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Medical Association.  Listen in as he and Dr. Kvedar discuss the importance of real, validated, actionable health data and IT, the AMA’s recently launched Integrated Health Model Initiative, and the efforts such as enhancing physician practice…

Well Connected EP 104, Charlotte Yeh, MD

For Episode 104 we had the tremendous pleasure of speaking with Dr. Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer of AARP and a leading expert on healthy aging.  Listen as she shares her very personal story about resiliency and optimism, discusses how science shows that there are many ways to create a fulfilling “2nd half”, and talks…

Well Connected EP 103, Sean Duffy

Episode 103 features a great conversation with Sean Duffy, the CEO and founder of Omada Health.  Listen in as he and Dr. Kvedar talk about the impact of digital therapeutics on chronic health prevention, the importance of considering design in the user experience for digital solutions and where Sean sees the future heading in digital…

Well Connected EP 102 Brennan Spiegel, MD

Episode 102 is a fascinating conversation with Dr. Brennan Spiegel, Director of Health Services Research for Cedars-Sinai Health System.  Listen as he and Dr. Kvedar dig into his research in Virtual Reality and its applications in several areas of medicine, conduct an exploration of cognitive and physiologic immersion and discuss the groundbreaking Virtual Medicine Conference.…

Well Connected EP 101 John Brownstein, Phd

Our guest for episode 101 is John Brownstein, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital. Listen as he and Dr. Kvedar discuss his innovation efforts in a number of areas including the use of “digital dust” to predict disease and improve health outcomes. Click here to listen to more episodes of Well / Connected