That Gut Feeling – Gut-Brain Communication and Your Mental Health

Treatment advances in many chronic conditions in the next three to five years will likely involve the microbiome and genetic therapies - whether new treatments will involve pre-pro-biotic or fecal…

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Recent Trends in Psychological Distress- Are Outpatient Utilization Patterns Changing?

Mental health has been in the news with higher frequency in the last few years. Is that due to an increase in reporting? Better measures? Or, because there's an increase…

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Crossing the Privacy-Trust Chasm in Digital Health – Are we ready to add social media data?

In the December 20th issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) viewpoint Dr. Freddy Abousi from Facebook shares perspective on leveraging social media data in the context of…

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Evidence Framework​ for Digital Health

As 2019 comes to a close, digital health ends the year with more funding and a deepening utilization in health care. Thousands of apps exist with a preponderance in mental…

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Does Adherence Translate to Outcomes in Digital Health Tools?

Digital health tools are getting more uptake in health care systems. One core element these companies need to address is adherence, often expressed through the user experience or engagement. In…

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Engagement in Digital Health- Measurement in the Crosshairs

The digital health space is experiencing exponential growth. A key area for health care to consider is how well these digital therapeutics work as part of care delivery. Traditionally, health…

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Fitness Trends for 2019- What will move the World?

I have written in past posts about the stagnation in global rates of physical activity, this reality, coupled with the substantial evidence base on the positive connection between physical activity…

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