Chrissy Farr in Technology Review (Can Digital Therapeutics Be as Good as Drugs?) this week pulls back the curtain on digital therapeutics, Silicon Valley’s latest angle in health. Digital therapeutics, or “digiceuticals,” as some call them, have become a Holy Grail in some quarters of Silicon Valley, where investors see the chance to deliver medicine through your ... Continue Reading about Digital Therapeutics – The Third Phase of Medicine
Apparently. A Connecticut woman wasn't feeling well and noticed on her Fitbit that her heart rate was climbing. She sought medical help and it was determined that she had a blood clot in her lungs. Kind of remarkable. But let’s face it, we’re desperate for stories about digital gimmicks that save lives. It’s these stories that fuel saucy digital health keynote ... Continue Reading about Fitbit – Can it Save Your Life?
Lauren Goode’s run down on wearables at SXSW in Verge is worth a read. I found this interesting: If there’s anything to be said about the wearable tech shown off at SXSW this year, it’s that it falls into one of two categories: it either performs a highly specialized function, or it’s easy to wear.. But it’s also increasingly clear that wearables have to offer ... Continue Reading about Wearables and Disappearables
Like many professionals, I'm trapped in the now. I function with dated workflows and connect with patients like doctors did a hundred years ago. Elements in our world are moving, however, but no one notices. Even those of us with a remote sense of the changes ahead have a hard time understanding what’s happening to us. According to tech visionary Kevin Kelly we are ... Continue Reading about Medicine’s Race with the Machines
I rolled out of bed this morning, turned on Twitter and found this headline from The Guardian, Technology could redefine the doctor-patient relationship. Let’s be clear: Technology, by definition, disrupts what we do and how we do it. It changes relationships. It’s not a maybe or a might or a could. And this isn’t new. Look at the stethoscope. Around 1998 patients ... Continue Reading about Technology Changes Doctors and Patients
Everyone's looking for the Uber of healthcare. The ideal is a button that makes everything right. Most aspiring health care Ubers amount to a convenience for the worried well positioned as brilliant disruption. Attention and social dialog surrounding such 'innovations' are fueled almost exclusively by fantasy. Sensational solutions are less about real problems ... Continue Reading about One Button Medicine