Five Trends That Show the Digital Health Revolution’s Potential to Improve Health Care Quality and Cost
The Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2013 is underway in Las Vegas with a spotlight on a digital health revolution of astounding proportions. There are apps and sensors that let us monitor everything from our stress levels to genetic sequences.
The “quantified self” health movement is all about giving the user control over personal health data generated by wearable sensors and the clinics, hospitals and labs where they receive care. The challenge and opportunity with the influx of data, especially sophisticated data, is that users need a way to make sense of it and interpret what it means. The “digital health revolution” offers great potential for technology to improve health care quality and even affordability, but only if consumers use the online information like they do on websites and apps like Amazon, Fandango and Open Table. Pantheon’s Mark Tobias wrote an article on the potential of the digital health revolution that is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post on the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013).
Mark Tobias (@PanthTech) is president of Pantheon, which combines technology expertise and a deep knowledge of health care, education, and social impact markets to provide online technology solutions for nonprofits, associations, and government.