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Digital Research Forum: Partners Connected Health

This event is for BWH employees and those who work within the Partners network.


When: Tuesday, October 10th, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Where: Zinner Breakout Room, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Join the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub as we welcome Partners Connected Health. Learn about Connected Health Integration Pathway (CHIP) and how it will make your work easier by integrating patient generated health data into their Epic workflow.

Partners Connected Health, at Partners HealthCare, is leveraging information technology – mobile phones, tablets, wearables, sensors and remote health monitoring tools – to deliver quality patient care outside of traditional medical settings. 

The Connected Health team creates and deploys mobile technologies in a number of patient populations and care settings, and is conducting innovative clinical studies to test the effectiveness of mobile health technologies in various clinical applications, including medication adherence, care coordination, chronic disease management, prevention and wellness. Visit for more information!


Kelly Santomas, MS, RN

Kelly Santomas, MS, RN, is the Senior Director for Partners Connected Health Solutions. In this role, she is responsible for managing the complexities of creating and implementing connected health programs to engage patients and providers, and improve workflow efficiencies and minimize disruption. Her diverse and talented team supports the implementation of technology-enabled clinical practice and patient care throughout the Partners HealthCare network. 

Previously, Kelly was Nursing Director, Clinician Deployment at Partners HealthCare, where she established and implemented an enterprise-wide change management model for clinical staff related to the roll out of Partners eCare, the Epic-based, integrated electronic health record throughout the Partners network.  For nearly 20 years, Kelly held a number of progressive clinical leadership positions across a range of healthcare settings, including Nursing Director, Cardiac Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.  She is a strong advocate of patient centered care and has developed a range of new programs and educational models for clinical staff and  interdisciplinary teams, as well as professional development and simulation labs.

Kelly has received several Partners in Excellence awards for her contributions to clinical practice and was nominated for the Nathaniel Bowditch Award for significant contributions for improving quality of patient care. A Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist by training, Kelly received her MS as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.