Partners HealthCare in Boston has received a $468,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop an “engagement engine” that will encourage the use of personal fitness and activity tracking technologies.

“As an organization that is taking risk on a large proportion of its patients and moving towards value-based reimbursement, better understanding preventative care is extremely important,” said Kamal Jethwani, M.D., senior director of connected health innovation at Partners HealthCare, and principal investigator on this project. “Our patients are also consumers, and this engagement tool will allow us to interact with them in a new way, helping prevent the onset of chronic disease by enabling them to adopt healthy lifestyles.”

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