Good article to summarize at the end of the year the future of Digital Health (DH) since big brands consider it for investment and development:
- INTEL- DH for diagnosis, treatment and health delivery.
- IBM-personalized medicine
- GOOGLE- googleX
- QUALQOM- 2net
- MICROSOFT- Connected Health & Blue Print
- SAMSUNG- Digital Health Innovation Lab
- APPLE- HealthKit
- PHILIPS- Healthsuit Digital Platform
- AMAZON- DH retailer
Let us pin-point the best programs according to our opinion:
a) Philipis: eConsultant – SNF of skill nursing facilities and eIAC of intensive ambulatory care.
b) IBM health unit: Watson Health Cloud with Apple (healthkit-research kit), J&J And Medtronic, to take advantage on the data obtain from wearables and mobile-based coaching systems to help patients before or after surgery as well as new health apps targeting chronic conditions.
c) Microsoft- Imagine Care: Cortana analytics & digital personal assistant.
d) Intel-Microsoft – Open FOG consortium.
e) Amazon-Alibaba healthcare alliance to provide new digital health “retail platform”.
What do you find in common in most DH initiatives? I will tell you… they arise out of healthcare environment or medical knowledge. Nothing good will arise untill the nurses-doctors-healthworkers do not change their training into DH. Because health should be in the hands of healthworkers.