When a digital health company announces a new app, everyone seems to think it's going to improve health. Where I work, in San Francisco's public health system, in a hospital named after the founder of Facebook, digital solutions promising to improve health feel far away. The patients and providers in our public delivery system are deeply familiar with the real-world barriers to leveraging technology to improve health. Our patients are low-income (nearly all of them receive public insurance) and diverse (more than 140 languages are spoken). Many of them manage multiple chronic conditions.
Jul-21-2019, 21:15:42 GMT