Reordering of Medicine or Digital Snake Oil
The following articles both dropped this week and reveal a unique disparity. In the first article, Andy Weissman
of Union Square Ventures describes the continued progress of healthcare devices and technologies while in the 2nd article James Madara, CEO of the American Medical Association practically labels #mHealth
apps the 21st century version of snake oil. So what the heck does this have to do with product design in healthcare? EVERYTHING
. Because VCs and MDs represent two sides of the same coin. And if both can actualize the value of emerging healthcare models and technology, we might actually fix the problems we set out to solve with design.