Where are all the physician digital health innovators? This is a question I hear all the time from people working in, researching and observing the fast-moving health technology arena. The general thinking is that physicians are not involved enough in digital health -- and it shows.  Over the past year, I’ve been making it a point to talk with people from around the world, including doctors, about their perceptions of digital health. Physicians ...

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Here are a few words some physicians and medical professionals have used to describe patients who have turned to Dr. Google for information and advice on their medical conditions: irritating, suspicious, distrustful and challenging. Perhaps frustrated with physicians’ continued resistance to Internet-empowered patients, Dr. Kevin Pho urged them to “deal with” the fact that patients “Google their symptoms.” But, we all know the Internet-informed patient is old news.  I’m here with ...

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An old colleague once told me: “When you assume it makes an ass out of u and me.” Many of us would consider being an ass a bad thing.  If so, why are we making so many assumptions about digital health?  Belief in the power of digital technologies to solve a host of pressing problems in health has us poised to devote billions of dollars to their adoption and development.  But ...

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