February 15, 2022
We are surrounded by technology.
This hasn’t always been the case in the health care industry—we can be a bit more “deliberate,” if you will—but the pandemic notably accelerated the pace at which organizations invested in new technology. Rock Health’s 2021 year-end report found that digital health funding among U.S.-based startups reached a record $29.1 billion in 2021, which almost doubled the number ($14.9 billion) from 2020. The growth is almost off the charts.
We’ve certainly come a long way since the beginning of the EHR push in 2009, but do you find yourself wondering if we’re missing the forest for the trees? In theory, technology is great, but the significant caveat is that it needs to be implemented and maintained thoughtfully and with full awareness of the often-frenetic environment in which it operates. As it turns out, that’s hard—but not impossible—to do.
Read the full editorial from Dr. Rodrigo Martínez, PerfectServe’s Chief Medical Officer, at KevinMD.