Health and technology are at a crossroads, and their brainchild, digital health, is revolutionizing our healthcare system. Digital health encompasses symptom tracking, personalized medicine and machine learning, among other things. It aims to reduce inefficiencies in the healthcare system by increasing the quality of care while reducing cost, making it more more accessible to everyone.
The process of seeing a doctor and the profession of medicine in general have seen little change in decades. Analogous to Uber and Lyft’s complete overhaul of the taxi service market, healthcare may too be on the verge of a revolution informed by new and innovative technology. Our generation is likely to see the birth and growth of this movement and experience it firsthand, making it all the more important that we understand its basis and nature.