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
Who owns a patient’s medical records? While the answer might initially seem both simple and obvious, the truth has proven to be more complicated. While a patient is the subject of his/her medical information, it is customarily the physician who creates and stores a patient’s record.
Since first appearing in the 1960s, electronic health records (EHR) have been developed and adopted for the storage and retrieval of medical documents and clinical information.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), better knowns as drones, are being studied for various medical applications, from carrying disaster relief aid to transporting transplant organs and blood samples. When it comes to medical emergencies, each moment is critical to patient survival.