Digital Health Tools for the Emergency Department Before, During, and After COVID-19

Increasing accessibility and efficiency in emergency departments (EDs) nationwide has been an active area of quality improvement. In the last decade, technological advances have been implemented to bridge gaps in access, standardize quality of care, anticipate extremes in patient census, and improve communication. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for creating operational efficiencies to prepare for surges. What is the role that digital health technologies may play in the ED to help accomplish these goals?

Continue reading

Navigating the Digital Health Ecosystem to Bridge the Gap from Innovation to Transformation

This article examines the challenges of broad adoption of digital solutions within the healthcare industry and why evidence is so critical for advancement of digital health technologies. It then illustrates how emerging nonprofits are positioned to help the ecosystem overcome these challenges and to catalyze the process of matching the right evidence-based solution to the right clinical challenge.

Continue reading

An Algorithm for Digital Medicine Testing

Over the last several years, there has been rapid growth of digital technologies attempting to transform healthcare. Unique features of digital medicine technology lead to both challenges and opportunities for testing and validation. Yet little guidance exists to help a health system decide whether to undertake a pilot test of new technology, move right to full-scale adoption or start somewhere in between.

Continue reading