Has Medicine Reached the Digital Age? Five Key Obstacles Digital Technologies Still Need to Overcome

That is the title of a recent commentary published in the Journal of Clinical Pathways with my colleague David Gruber. New digital technologies have the potential to greatly improve our healthcare system on multiple fronts. Telemedicine allowed many patients to communicate with their doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic; during the height of the pandemic, 30% of…

Adoption of Digital Health Technologies in the Practice of Behavioral Health

This is the title of a paper published today with co-authors Suepattra May, Caroline Huber, Meaghan Roach, Wade Aubry, Darius Lakdawalla, John Kane, and Felicia Forma. The subtitle is “Qualitative Case Study of Glucose Monitoring Technology“. The abstract is below. Background: Evaluation of patients with serious mental illness (SMI) relies largely on patient or caregiver…

Where is digital health taking off?

Where is digital health taking off? One way to answer this question is to look to see where research is currently being conducted to determine where innovation is most likely in the future. The American Medical Association (AMA) summarizes the Chen et al. (2019) paper in JAMA that looks at the number of government-registered digital…