It was a shared belief “a platform is needed that simplifies the sharing of app-based IT interventions across healthcare institutions” that brought a vendor and health system together. The rest is history – or, more likely, the future.
With the potential they’ve already shown, digital therapeutics can become a legitimate tool in the battle against chronic diseases. The challenge, says Dr. Joe Kvedar, will come in getting them into the mainstream.
When it comes to preferred communication channels, the evolution was a quick one. Physician adoption of mobile health will take longer, but there are interesting parallels, says Dr. Joe Kvedar of Connected Health.
Concerns about digital tools negatively impacting the physician-patient relationship linger, and it’s understandable, says Dr. Joe Kvedar. But if implemented the right way, technology can increase both access and convenience.
When it comes to mobile adoption, both patients and clinicians have come a long way. But don’t be fooled by the numbers – we still have a long way to go, says Dr. Joe Kvedar of Connected Health.