This week's top stories include a push for a stronger focus on population health to improve health disparities, while drops in admissions put a financial squeeze on smaller and rural hospitals in particular.
Digital health futurist Shafi Ahmed says COVID-19 has shown us that users across the globe are now the "change makers" in ensuring that healthcare delivery is more equitable and accessible.
Brigham Digital Innovation Hub's Santosh Mohan and Dr. Mark Zhang discuss addressing the growing needs of COVID-19 care and how innovations that once took months or years to create are now taking just days in some cases.
Dr. Manish Kohli, managing director of Beyond Horizon Health, says in the innovation process, healthcare organizations need to align technology to the end results and choose the right tools to achieve them.
Like adulthood and childhood, "elderhood" is a phase of life that includes different stages, but older adults live in a world where they are invisible, says Dr. Louise Aronson, professor of geriatrics at UCSF.
Healthcare organizations around the globe should be developing innovation strategies and adopting new technologies to survive in a value-based world, says Healthbox President Neil Patel.
Pitfalls of healthcare innovation to avoid include the lack of follow-ups, the lack of an innovation strategy and an overemphasis on technology, says Justin Gernot, vice president of HIMSS subsidiary Healthbox.
Dennis Robbins, a member of the AHA's Health Tech Advisory Group, describes the types of technologies he's excited to see and the challenges of separating effective innovations from the chaff.
The American Heart Association — and cardiology as a whole — is primed for the adoption of data-driven innovations, says Dr. Robert Harrington, president of the AHA.
Tapan Mehta, global head of healthcare solution marketing at Nutanix, says healthcare organizations are increasingly open to adopting new capabilities and technologies to deliver better and more efficient patient-centered care.