Expert presents at Cape Cod Technology Council on emerging health tech

Latham Centers joined with dozens of area professionals for last week’s Cape Cod Technology Council “First Friday” presentation, “How Digital is Transforming Healthcare Delivery.”  Featured speaker Joseph Kvedar, MD, who is President-elect of the American Telemedicine Association, spoke about the developments and potential of applying digital and telehealth to improve care delivery, patient and clinician satisfaction, and clinical outcomes. He provided information about leveraging personal health technologies to improve care delivery, and helping providers and patients better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement, and clinical outcomes. He is the author of two books: The Internet of Healthy Things and The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan. Dr. Kvedar has launched numerous innovative health tracking, mobile and virtual care programs, as well as research initiatives at Partners-affiliated hospitals, including Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals.

Latham staff members who attended the presentation and participated in the Q&A session appreciated the opportunity to learn from a highly regarded expert in the field of telehealth – including applications relevant to individuals with special needs. Latham Centers continues to collaborate with local and regional technology experts, with the support of the Department of Developmental Services, as we pilot the implementation of ‘smart’ home and personal technology products to enable individuals with developmental disabilities to live more independently.

Latham Centers is a member of the Cape Cod Technology Council, whose mission is to communicate, promote, educate, and mentor the advancement of technologies within all sectors on Cape Cod and adjacent areas in southeastern Massachusetts to aid and abet their advancement and economic viability as well as that of the geographical region in which they reside. We encourage others to join the Council – membership is made up of a diverse cross-section of our community, including high-tech manufacturing in the Blue Economy sector; non-profit organizations and small business owners seeking technology solutions; and individuals keeping up with technology trends. Visit for their upcoming events including their signature First Friday Breakfast Series.

Thank you to the February First Friday program sponsor, Convention Data Services of Bourne, for helping to facilitate connections with innovative thinkers in the technology industry.

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