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Why Digital Health Can’t Deliver Value Without an Understanding of Benefit Asymmetry

Why Digital Health Can’t Deliver Value Without an Understanding of Benefit Asymmetry

Delivering benefits through technology in healthcare has always been hard work.  Far too many projects have delivered a fraction of the benefits that they promised (I’m looking at you EMR systems) and then complained about a lack of health provider adoption.  We need to do better. These challenges are compounded by the fact that governance structures in healthcare are frequently complex, and the way in which benefits accrue within these structures has to be understood in order to appropriately manage…

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Why Current Funding Models are Holding Back Digital Health

Why Current Funding Models are Holding Back Digital Health

… fee-for-service funding models have served our health system well.  But their time has gone.  We need a new approach to creating incentives for health providers to deal with our current health crisis in a more sustainable way.   When done well, Digital Health offers the components (mobile devices, the level of smartphone ownership, patient reported outcomes, gamification, consumer health devices, consumer genomics, etc.) to develop new models of care that do a better job of looking after patients.  We desperately…

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