In recent years, healthcare IT has become one of the fastest growing fields in the health service job market. As health providers and medical technology companies seek to comply with new legislation, demand has increased for individuals capable of navigating both complex technologies and healthcare frameworks.
In recent years, the FDA has taken an increasingly active role in the growing digital health industry: developing new regulatory frameworks, reframing development standards, and offering a wide array of industry guidance. Led by commissioner Scott Gottlieb, the FDA has pointedly endeavored to actively adapt to the ever-changing health tech industry.
“Good morning. How are you feeling today?” asks Youper, an AI-powered emotional health assistant app. Like a growing number of health tech services, the app seeks to address the growing rates of stress, anxiety, depression, and similar mental health issues. The AI company belongs to an industry both ripe for change and burgeoning with innovation: mental health tech.
February 8, 2019 Insights, Medical Devices, Medical Technology, Patient Software / Programs, Virtual and Augmented Reality 0 Comments
Robin Farmanfarmaian is a professional speaker, entrepreneur and angel investor actively involved in investing and advancing digital health companies poised to impact large populations. MedTech sat down with Ms. Farmanfarmaian to discuss the future of digital health.
In recent years, venture capitalists, technology developers, and medical providers alike have begun tapping into a long-neglected demographic: women’s health. Dubbed by industry insiders as ‘FemTech,’ the growing sub-market encompasses software, diagnostic tools, wearable trackers, and additional online services that utilize digital technology to improve women’s health.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the country’s senior population will nearly double by 2050: effectively becoming 20 percent of the entire population. This substantial growth, coupled with a decreasing physician population, necessitates a wide array of creative solutions to help address growing demands in senior care.
How can hospitals increase capacity without expanding building space, improve physician productivity without adding to work hours, and minimize patient wait-times while increasing the number of incoming patients? A growing number of medical centers claim to have found these solutions through a new, innovative form of digital management: hospital command centers.
“There’s no way you can move toward value-based care without incorporating patient-generated health data,” argues Danny Sands, MD, an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Read More