A Banner Year for Digital Health – Trends and Challenges

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com Amid a global pandemic, digital health has emerged more robust than ever. According to Rock Health, funding is closing in on twelve billion dollars.…

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Can Your Smartwatch Detect Symptoms of COVID-19?

Photo by Olenka Sergienko on Pexels.com Consumer wearable devices, like smartwatches, are ubiquitous and can nudge us to move if we have been sedentary for too long. Smartwatches also help…

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Real World Evidence -The Challenges for Digital Health

  The gold standard for clinical trials is a randomized controlled trial design (RCT)- here, control and treatment groups are compared while all else is held equal to determine if…

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Defining Value in Mental Health Apps- Are There Viable Payment Models?

Digital therapeutics are nascent in the digital health landscape. App companies, consumers, employers, and health systems are all in the mix for payment of the services the apps provide. Looking…

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Digital Health in 2020 Trends and Wishlists

  The last decade saw tremendous development in digital health. With the growing penetration of smartphone ownership globally, having tools at your fingertips to support health and wellness is commonplace.…

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Drop Out Rates for Apps- The Right Metric to Track?

A recent annual report from Liftoff cites a 3.6% 30-day retention rate in health and fitness apps and suggests app companies are more focused on acquiring new users over retaining…

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Trusthworthines in Digital Health- An App Checklist

  Recent books like Richard Seymour's "The Twittering Machine" and Shoshana Zuboff's "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" offer sobering accounts of the impact of over two decades of life in…

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