The “digital dust” consumers leave behind — such as mobile purchasing habits and step counts — can give providers a much clearer picture of the patient than simply asking questions, says Dr. Joe Kvedar. The problem, once again, is the privacy issue.
Unless providers are reimbursed based on outcomes and quality – and not on services rendered, as is often the case – they’re not going to embrace connected health as a strategy, says Dr. Joe Kvedar.
Healthcare professionals need to look for opportunities to outsource routine tasks to machines and appreciate the value of caring and human connection, judgment and attention to quality, says Dr. Joe Kvedar.
As technology plays a larger role in how care is delivered, it will shift the entire structure of healthcare, including the roles of patients and physicians in seven key ways, says Robert Sundelius.
Although video visits and remote monitoring have garnered successes, the percentage of care being delivered virtually is still small, says Dr. Joe Kvedar, who identifies three startups who could change the game.