The biggest opportunity when it comes to digital health is in improving the management of chronic conditions, says Bradley Crotty, MD. In this podcast, he talks about how his team is leveraging technology to better educate patients on their conditions.
Innovation will never replace patient care as a priority. But, when approached the right way, it can “help surface more and better mechanisms for taking care of patients,” says Dr. Hank Capps, who talks about his strategy at Wellstar Health.
Although tech-focused organizations have traditionally relied on a pipeline approach to driving innovation, data suggest that a platform approach may be more effective, particularly when it comes to patient care, according to Dr. John Halamka and Paul Cerrato.
“There’s no longer going to be a distinction among acute, ambulatory and virtual; it’s going to be one care ecosystem,” said Hank Capps, MD, in a recent podcast. And that means the ability to be nimble and shift “is going to be really important.”
The difference between a vendor and a partnership is actually quite simple, according to Tom Barnett. A vendor will try to sell a product – regardless of whether is the right fit, whereas a partner wants to find the right fit, even if it’s not their product.