About Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH
Kamal currently leads the research and program evaluation initiatives at Partners HealthCare Center for Connected Health. His research is focused on technology-based models of health delivery and using behavior change as a tool for preventive and supportive care in a tertiary health care setting. His work at the Center for Connected Health has spanned from designing and implementing clinical trials to leading efforts in predictive modeling using behavioral parameters.
Kamal is also responsible for shaping the research roadmap for the Center, leads the evaluation of all on-going programs and contribute to efforts at program development and scaling.
Kamal's research has evolved over time to include exploration of newer health delivery models, like employer based health programs and electronic social network based programs. He is also exploring newer tools to deliver feedback to patients, like simple text message based platforms, applications for smart phones, etc.. The ability to personalize care and understand behavioral motivations that dictate health choices remains central to all his work at the Center.
Dr. Jethwani is currently an Assistant in Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Instructor at Harvard Medical School.
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- Editor (In-Chief, Associate, Contributing)
Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH
Website: http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/ Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest in New England. The 900-bed medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. Each year, MGH admits more than 46,000 inpatients and handles nearly 1.5 million outpatient visits at its main campus and at its four health centers: in the Back Bay, Charlestown, Chelsea and Revere. Its Emergency Department records nearly 80,000 visits annually. MGH is the only hospital in the United States to hold concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care. The surgical staff performs more than 35,000 operations and the MGH Vincent Obstetrics Service delivers more than 3,500 babies each year.
Partners HealthCare System
Website: http://www.partners.org/ Type: For-Profit Organization Country: United States About: Partners HealthCare was founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Partners is an integrated health care system that offers patients a continuum of coordinated high-quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians, community hospitals, the two founding academic medical centers, specialty facilities, community health centers, and other health-related entities. Partners HealthCare is a non-profit organization.
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Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH started a discussion "Call for papers! Special Issue of IJTA: Applying telemedicine to population health management". in the Health IT community.
Dear GHDonline Community: I'm serving as the lead editor for the upcoming special issue of International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, and am seeking manuscript submissions -- the main focus of this issue is to explore the various use cases for technology in healthcare delivery to improve outcomes and strengthen ...
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