2/18/20

The Rock Weekly

How close are we to Insta-health?

As more consumers flock online in search of clues as to what’s ailing them—and take action based on what they find—digital pharmacy Ro launched a WebMD rival health information site on its quest to “build a better experience for patients.” But while digital health tools proliferate, people may initially sign on with an understanding of how their health data will be protected—unaware that some of these companies can change their terms of service unilaterally at any time.

The healthcare experience is increasingly digital, but we're still far from Insta-health. And a critical question remains—what value is flowing back to patients? We dove into consumer trends, challenges, and more in our latest podcast episode with the Stanford Center for Digital Health’s Dr. Mintu Turakhia as a follow up to our recent Digital Health Consumer Adoption report. Listen here.

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Snapchat Introduces New Interventions For Mental Health
An attempt to protect the app’s young, malleable users Fast Company | (Tweet)

Health Dataplooza Wrapup: New Data Initiatives And More
Officials’ latest comments on pending interop rules Politico Morning eHealth | (Tweet)

Salesforce CMO To Medical Industry: Ditch the Disk
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Virtual Reality May Help Relieve Pain During Childbirth
Early testing shows promising results for the future Reuters | (Tweet)

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