Digital Health

I’m frequently approached by medical students, residents, and fellows interested in careers in informatics and digital health.  I love these conversations.  It is so fun and rewarding to be part of someone’s journey to discovering their career passion.  During my most recent conversation, I decided...

A rapidly growing number of health innovations such as mobile apps, diagnostic tools, and sensors are being developed with a focus on enabling health and wellness outside of the traditional medical office visit. As Eric Topol points out in his new book, The Patient Will See You...

“But who is going to pay for it?!” This has been the common refrain for years. The world of diabetes care experienced this dilemma relatively early-on, as some of the earliest digital health tools were in the diabetes field. When home glucose monitoring became easier and...

The Most Important Digital Health App of 2013: Bugs and Drugs In a year that saw consumer-facing digital health app after consumer-facing digital health app, the app that impressed me most was actually clinician-facing, not consumer-facing.  In 2012, the digital health apps that stood out to...

The current paradigm of office visits every three months for PWDs (people with diabetes) is not the right model (nor is it for other similar chronic conditions).  The management of diabetes requires a patient to make dozens of daily self-management decisions.  "How much insulin should I...