HXR2016

By Jonah Comstock April 7, 2016
While large hospitals and health systems launch many of the pilots and implementations of digital health in their specialist care wings, primary care is still the first step on most patients' healthcare journeys. And the same move to value based care that is creating opportunities for so many health tech companies, can place an undue burden on independent primary care providers. “If you want to...
By Jonah Comstock April 6, 2016
Susannah Fox, current Chief Technology Officer at HHS and former Pew researcher, knows it's a little odd that, as CTO, her background is in anthropology, not technology. But she thinks it's also illustrative of the role technology has to play in healthcare. “We’re living through this time right now where technology is a Trojan Horse for change,” Fox said yesterday at HxR in Boston. “We say...
By Jonah Comstock April 6, 2016
Innovation seems to be slower to come to the mental health field than other areas of medicine, and it’s not just limited to digital health innovation. At a panel at the HxR event in Boston yesterday, a number of experts questioned why that is and shared some aspects of mobile mental health apps they’re developing.  “Over a 10-year period of time, $9.1 billion went into oncology, while 0.9 billion...