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Kamal Shanker Jethwani, M.B.,B.S.

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Overview
As the Senior Director of Connected Health Innovation at Partners HealthCare, Dr. Jethwani is responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team to identify and solve challenges in health care 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. These innovations are routinely scaled within clinical practices at Partners, and made part of the usual care provided to patients.

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.

The ability to personalize care and understand behavioral motivations that dictate health choices remains central to all his work at Partners HealthCare.

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  1. Devoe C, Gabbidon H, Schussler N, Cortese L, Caplan E, Gorman C, Jethwani K, Kvedar J, Agboola S. Use of Electronic Health Records to Develop and Implement a Silent Best Practice Alert Notification System for Patient Recruitment in Clinical Research: Quality Improvement Initiative. JMIR Med Inform. 2019 Apr 26; 7(2):e10020. PMID: 31025947.
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  2. Hale TM, Jethwani K, Kandola MS, Saldana F, Kvedar JC. Corrigendum and Editorial Warning Regarding Use of the MMAS-8 Scale (A Remote Medication Monitoring System for Chronic Heart Failure Patients to Reduce Readmissions: A Two-Arm Randomized Pilot Study). J Med Internet Res. 2019 02 05; 21(2):e13125. PMID: 30721131.
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  3. Marshall GA, Aghjayan SL, Dekhtyar M, Locascio JJ, Jethwani K, Amariglio RE, Czaja SJ, Loewenstein DA, Johnson KA, Sperling RA, Rentz DM. Measuring instrumental activities of daily living in non-demented elderly: a comparison of the new performance-based Harvard Automated Phone Task with other functional assessments. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2019 Jan 10; 11(1):4. PMID: 30630529.
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  4. Op den Buijs J, Simons M, Golas S, Fischer N, Felsted J, Schertzer L, Agboola S, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. Predictive Modeling of 30-Day Emergency Hospital Transport of Patients Using a Personal Emergency Response System: Prognostic Retrospective Study. JMIR Med Inform. 2018 Nov 27; 6(4):e49. PMID: 30482741.
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  5. Kakarmath S, Golas S, Felsted J, Kvedar J, Jethwani K, Agboola S. Validating a Machine Learning Algorithm to Predict 30-Day Re-Admissions in Patients With Heart Failure: Protocol for a Prospective Cohort Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2018 Sep 04; 7(9):e176. PMID: 30181113.
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  6. Golas SB, Shibahara T, Agboola S, Otaki H, Sato J, Nakae T, Hisamitsu T, Kojima G, Felsted J, Kakarmath S, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. A machine learning model to predict the risk of 30-day readmissions in patients with heart failure: a retrospective analysis of electronic medical records data. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2018 06 22; 18(1):44. PMID: 29929496.
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  7. Palacholla RS, Fischer NC, Agboola S, Nikolova-Simons M, Odametey S, Golas SB, Op den Buijs J, Schertzer L, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. Evaluating the Impact of a Web-Based Risk Assessment System (CareSage) and Tailored Interventions on Health Care Utilization: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2018 May 09; 7(5):e10045. PMID: 29743156.
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  8. Hirschey J, Bane S, Mansour M, Sperber J, Agboola S, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. Evaluating the Usability and Usefulness of a Mobile App for Atrial Fibrillation Using Qualitative Methods: Exploratory Pilot Study. JMIR Hum Factors. 2018 Mar 15; 5(1):e13. PMID: 29549073.
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  9. Horner GN, Agboola S, Jethwani K, Tan-McGrory A, Lopez L. Designing Patient-Centered Text Messaging Interventions for Increasing Physical Activity Among Participants With Type 2 Diabetes: Qualitative Results From the Text to Move Intervention. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 Apr 24; 5(4):e54. PMID: 28438728.
    Citations: 3     
  10. Fishbein JN, Nisotel LE, MacDonald JJ, Amoyal Pensak N, Jacobs JM, Flanagan C, Jethwani K, Greer JA. Mobile Application to Promote Adherence to Oral Chemotherapy and Symptom Management: A Protocol for Design and Development. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Apr 20; 6(4):e62. PMID: 28428158.
    Citations: 4     
  11. Agboola S, Golas S, Fischer N, Nikolova-Simons M, Op den Buijs J, Schertzer L, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. Healthcare utilization in older patients using personal emergency response systems: an analysis of electronic health records and medical alert data : Brief Description: A Longitudinal Retrospective Analyses of healthcare utilization rates in older patients using Personal Emergency Response Systems from 2011 to 2015. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 04 18; 17(1):282. PMID: 28420358.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Hoch DB, Watson AJ, Linton DA, Bello HE, Senelly M, Milik MT, Baim MA, Jethwani K, Fricchione GL, Benson H, Kvedar JC. Correction: The Feasibility and Impact of Delivering a Mind-Body Intervention in a Virtual World. PLoS One. 2017; 12(2):e0172863. PMID: 28222137.
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  13. Marshall GA, Aghjayan SL, Dekhtyar M, Locascio JJ, Jethwani K, Amariglio RE, Johnson KA, Sperling RA, Rentz DM. Activities of daily living measured by the Harvard Automated Phone Task track with cognitive decline over time in non-demented elderly. J Prev Alzheimers Dis. 2017; 4(2):81-86. PMID: 29124043.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  14. Agboola S, Jethwani K, Lopez L, Searl M, O'Keefe S, Kvedar J. Text to Move: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Text-Messaging Program to Improve Physical Activity Behaviors in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. J Med Internet Res. 2016 11 18; 18(11):e307. PMID: 27864165.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Pathipati AS, Azad TD, Jethwani K. Telemedical Education: Training Digital Natives in Telemedicine. J Med Internet Res. 2016 07 12; 18(7):e193. PMID: 27405323.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Agboola S, Palacholla RS, Centi A, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. A Multimodal mHealth Intervention (FeatForward) to Improve Physical Activity Behavior in Patients with High Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: Rationale and Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 May 12; 5(2):e84. PMID: 27174783.
    Citations: 1     
  17. Hale TM, Jethwani K, Kandola MS, Saldana F, Kvedar JC. A Remote Medication Monitoring System for Chronic Heart Failure Patients to Reduce Readmissions: A Two-Arm Randomized Pilot Study. J Med Internet Res. 2016 Apr 17; 18(5):e91. PMID: 27154462.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Dinesen B, Nonnecke B, Lindeman D, Toft E, Kidholm K, Jethwani K, Young HM, Spindler H, Oestergaard CU, Southard JA, Gutierrez M, Anderson N, Albert NM, Han JJ, Nesbitt T. Personalized Telehealth in the Future: A Global Research Agenda. J Med Internet Res. 2016 Mar 01; 18(3):e53. PMID: 26932229.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Marshall GA, Dekhtyar M, Bruno JM, Jethwani K, Amariglio RE, Johnson KA, Sperling RA, Rentz DM. The Harvard Automated Phone Task: new performance-based activities of daily living tests for early Alzheimer's disease. J Prev Alzheimers Dis. 2015 Dec; 2(4):242-253. PMID: 26665121.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  20. Patel V, Hale TM, Palakodeti S, Kvedar JC, Jethwani K. Prescription Tablets in the Digital Age: A Cross-Sectional Study Exploring Patient and Physician Attitudes Toward the Use of Tablets for Clinic-Based Personalized Health Care Information Exchange. JMIR Res Protoc. 2015 Oct 19; 4(4):e116. PMID: 26481906.
    Citations: 6     
  21. Agboola S, Jethwani K, Khateeb K, Moore S, Kvedar J. Heart failure remote monitoring: evidence from the retrospective evaluation of a real-world remote monitoring program. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Apr 22; 17(4):e101. PMID: 25903278.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Zan S, Agboola S, Moore SA, Parks KA, Kvedar JC, Jethwani K. Patient engagement with a mobile web-based telemonitoring system for heart failure self-management: a pilot study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Apr 01; 3(2):e33. PMID: 25842282.
    Citations: 8     
  23. Agboola SO, Ju W, Elfiky A, Kvedar JC, Jethwani K. The effect of technology-based interventions on pain, depression, and quality of life in patients with cancer: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Mar 13; 17(3):e65. PMID: 25793945.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Yonker LM, Zan S, Scirica CV, Jethwani K, Kinane TB. "Friending" teens: systematic review of social media in adolescent and young adult health care. J Med Internet Res. 2015 Jan 05; 17(1):e4. PMID: 25560751.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Agboola S, Flanagan C, Searl M, Elfiky A, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. Improving outcomes in cancer patients on oral anti-cancer medications using a novel mobile phone-based intervention: study design of a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2014 Dec 23; 3(4):e79. PMID: 25537463.
    Citations: 3     
  26. Agboola S, Hale TM, Masters C, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. "Real-world" practical evaluation strategies: a review of telehealth evaluation. JMIR Res Protoc. 2014 Dec 17; 3(4):e75. PMID: 25524892.
    Citations: 2     
  27. Agboola S, Kamdar M, Flanagan C, Searl M, Traeger L, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. Pain management in cancer patients using a mobile app: study design of a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2014 Dec 12; 3(4):e76. PMID: 25500281.
    Citations: 3     
  28. Hale TM, Pathipati AS, Zan S, Jethwani K. Representation of health conditions on Facebook: content analysis and evaluation of user engagement. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Aug 04; 16(8):e182. PMID: 25092386.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. DePasse JW, Chen CE, Sawyer A, Jethwani K, Sim I. Academic Medical Centers as digital health catalysts. Healthc (Amst). 2014 Sep; 2(3):173-6. PMID: 26250503.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  30. Mishra SV, Jethwani KS. Combating the spread of HIV among Indian migrants. J Postgrad Med. 2014 Jul-Sep; 60(3):233-4. PMID: 25272387.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Jethwani KS, Mishra SV, Jethwani PS, Sawant NS. Surveying Indian gay men for coping skills and HIV testing patterns using the internet. J Postgrad Med. 2014 Apr-Jun; 60(2):130-4. PMID: 24823510.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  32. Agboola S, Havasy R, Myint-U K, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. The impact of using mobile-enabled devices on patient engagement in remote monitoring programs. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2013 May 01; 7(3):623-9. PMID: 23759394.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Shive M, Bhatt M, Cantino A, Kvedar J, Jethwani K. Perspectives on acne: what Twitter can teach health care providers. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 May; 149(5):621-2. PMID: 23677100.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Zai AH, Ronquillo JG, Nieves R, Chueh HC, Kvedar JC, Jethwani K. Assessing hospital readmission risk factors in heart failure patients enrolled in a telemonitoring program. Int J Telemed Appl. 2013; 2013:305819. PMID: 23710170.
    Citations: 1     
  35. Agboola SO, Ball M, Kvedar JC, Jethwani K. The future of Connected Health in preventive medicine. QJM. 2013 Sep; 106(9):791-4. PMID: 23598385.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Ternullo J, Jethwani K, Lane S, Myint-U K, Havasy R, Carter M, Kvedar J. Partners HealthCare Center for Connected Health. Telemed J E Health. 2013 May; 19(5):363-7. PMID: 23330595.
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  37. Jethwani K, Ling E, Mohammed M, Myint-U K, Pelletier A, Kvedar JC. Diabetes connect: an evaluation of patient adoption and engagement in a web-based remote glucose monitoring program. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012 Nov 01; 6(6):1328-36. PMID: 23294777.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  38. Wootton R, Bonnardot L, Geissbuhler A, Jethwani K, Kovarik C, McGoey S, Person DA, Vladzymyrskyy A, Zolfo M. Feasibility of a clearing house for improved cooperation between telemedicine networks delivering humanitarian services: acceptability to network coordinators. Glob Health Action. 2012 10 09; 5:18713. PMID: 23058274.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Watson AJ, Singh K, Myint-U K, Grant RW, Jethwani K, Murachver E, Harris K, Lee TH, Kvedar JC. Evaluating a web-based self-management program for employees with hypertension and prehypertension: a randomized clinical trial. Am Heart J. 2012 Oct; 164(4):625-31. PMID: 23067923.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Kamal Jethwani, Saket Mishra. The Development Review – Beyond Research. Providing Sustainable Livelihood for Women through Social Enterprise: Maid In India. 2012; 1(1):122-38. View Publication.
  41. Wootton R, Geissbuhler A, Jethwani K, Kovarik C, Person DA, Vladzymyrskyy A, Zanaboni P, Zolfo M. Comparative performance of seven long-running telemedicine networks delivering humanitarian services. J Telemed Telecare. 2012 Sep; 18(6):305-11. PMID: 22869822.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Wootton R, Geissbuhler A, Jethwani K, Kovarik C, Person DA, Vladzymyrskyy A, Zanaboni P, Zolfo M. Long-running telemedicine networks delivering humanitarian services: experience, performance and scientific output. Bull World Health Organ. 2012 May 01; 90(5):341-347D. PMID: 22589567.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Hoch DB, Watson AJ, Linton DA, Bello HE, Senelly M, Milik MT, Baim MA, Jethwani K, Fricchione GL, Benson H, Kvedar JC. The feasibility and impact of delivering a mind-body intervention in a virtual world. PLoS One. 2012; 7(3):e33843. PMID: 22470483.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Jethwani K, Havasy R, Mohammed M, Kvedar J. iHealth Connections. Mobile Health as the Patient-facing Convergence Platform for Clinical Research and Healthcare. 2012; 1(2):10-3. View Publication.
  45. Wootton R, Bonnardot L, Geissbuhler A, Jethwani K, Kovarik C, McGoey S, A Person D, Vladzymyrskyy A, Zolfo M. Feasibility of a clearing house for improved cooperation between telemedicine networks delivering humanitarian services: acceptability to network coordinators. Glob Health Action. 2012 Jan; 5(1):18713. PMID: 28140851.
    Citations:    
  46. Watson AJ, O'Rourke J, Jethwani K, Cami A, Stern TA, Kvedar JC, Chueh HC, Zai AH. Linking electronic health record-extracted psychosocial data in real-time to risk of readmission for heart failure. Psychosomatics. 2011 Jul-Aug; 52(4):319-27. PMID: 21777714.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Janket SJ, Jethwani K, Meurman JH. Invasive dental treatment and risk for vascular events. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Mar 15; 154(6):441; author reply 442. PMID: 21403083.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Pelletier AC, Jethwani K, Bello H, Kvedar J, Grant RW. Implementing a web-based home monitoring system within an academic health care network: barriers and facilitators to innovation diffusion. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011 Jan 01; 5(1):32-8. PMID: 21303622.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Jethwani K, Kvedar J, Kvedar J. Behavioral phenotyping: a tool for personalized medicine. Per Med. 2010 Nov; 7(6):689-693. PMID: 29788562.
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  50. Qvarnstrom M, Janket SJ, Jones JA, Jethwani K, Nuutinen P, Garcia RI, Baird AE, Van Dyke TE, Meurman JH. Association of salivary lysozyme and C-reactive protein with metabolic syndrome. J Clin Periodontol. 2010 Sep; 37(9):805-11. PMID: 20666873.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Sawant NS, Jethwani KS. Understanding family functioning and social support in unremitting schizophrenia: A study in India. Indian J Psychiatry. 2010 Apr; 52(2):145-9. PMID: 20838502.
    Citations: 1     
  52. Jethwani Kamal, Kvedar Julie, Kvedar Joseph. Personalized Medicine. Behavioral Phenotyping: A Tool for Personalized Medicine. 2010; 6(7):689-93. View Publication.
  53. Jethwani KS, Kanodra NM, Kulkarni HS, Gogtay NJ, Bavdekar SB. Doctor's perceptions about re-licensing. J Assoc Physicians India. 2008 Jul; 56:558-9. PMID: 18846916.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Jethwani KS, Chandwani HS. The internet: revolutionizing medical research for novices and virtuosos alike. J Postgrad Med. 2008 Jan-Mar; 54(1):49-51. PMID: 18296809.
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  55. Jethwani KS, Kanodra NM. A beginner's guide to research--II. J Postgrad Med. 2006 Jan-Mar; 52(1):65-7. PMID: 16534171.
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  56. Jethwani KS, Kanodra NM. A beginner's guide to research--part I. J Postgrad Med. 2005 Jul-Sep; 51(3):238-9. PMID: 16333206.
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  57. Timothy M. Hale, PhD; Melissa Abraham, PhD; Shiyi Zan; Kamal Jethwani, MD. Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments by Christina Beach Thielst, MHA, FACHE. Using Social Media for Research: Addressing Regulatory Challenges. View Publication.
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