Tag: technology


Digital Therapeutics: Searching for Their Place in Healthcare

With the digital world connecting more and more directly to the physical world, it was only a matter of time before healthcare would be affected. In digital therapeutics, we are beginning to see how software can work in conjunction with traditional healthcare and therapeutics to deliver cost savings and better patient outcomes. Here are some…

Healthcare Innovation Drivers: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

We live in an era of astounding healthcare innovation. Within living memory, we’ve seen the first cardiac pacemaker implanted and the first successful heart transplant. Measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox were, for all intents and purposes, eradicated in the US through public health vaccination campaigns. CT scans are commonplace. And, the human genome has been…

Patient Power: Tapping the Most Unused Resource in Healthcare

In 2015, NHS Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said there was an "inescapable, irreversible shift to patient power that is about to change the face of modern medicine beyond recognition." He was right that the role of technology and the increased engagement of empowered patients is changing healthcare. Despite this, some healthcare companies still seem resistant…

WEGO Health Experts One Year In: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead

In our first year of WEGO Health Experts, we learned some key lessons. Most notably, as powerful as an on-demand platform can be, it's still no substitute for "humanware" – the people on our team with the ability to facilitate connections, manage projects and ensure success. It’s been a year since we launched WEGO Health…

Starting a Blog 101

One of the most important tools for a patient leader is having their own website or blog. For many patient leaders, their website/blog are one in the same. This is the place where they share their story, the place where they connect with other patients and caregivers, and keep the world updated with the advocacy…

HAWMC Day 23 – Technology

Today’s post was recommended by Christina of http://www.stickwithitsugar.com   Today's Prompt: “I wish this gizmo could track my condition!”   It seems like every day there is a new device, website, application, or program that is implemented to help you track and hopefully improve your health. Easier said than done when it comes down to…
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