Before the coronavirus pandemic, both health providers and patients were reluctant to embrace telehealth, despite the convenience. But attitudes are changing as people see the benefits of going remote. What can brands do to provide the quality of care people expect, but from a distance?
Dr. Joseph Kvedar is a professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School and the president of the American Telemedicine Association. He is also the editor in chief of npj Digital Medicine, a Nature research journal, and author of The Internet of Healthy Things and The New Mobile Age: How Technology Will Extend the Healthspan and Optimize the Lifespan.
Dr. David Ficker is a neurologist with the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, an associate professor of neurology at the University of Cincinnati, and chair of the Epilepsy Foundation’s Professional Advisory Board.
Dr. Chiari Longoni is a behavioural scientist and assistant professor of marketing at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Her research explores the social impact of artificial intelligence and technology, sustainability, and consumer and societal welfare. She also specialises in issues related to medical decision-making, sustainability in consumer and firm behaviour, and messaging to promote consumer and societal wellbeing.
Heather Tirado Gilligan is a journalist based in Oakland. She covers health and health policy and her writing has appeared in publications including Slate, The Nation, and The Huffington Post. Follow her on Twitter @heathergilligan.
Tracking apps, wearables, and telemedicine services hold the potential to transform healthcare for women. But just how much autonomy do these digital tools provide over one’s wellbeing? And as traditional healthcare models diversify, how can they best harness tech to serve female patients?
Managing chronic health conditions can be hard. Omada combines behavioral science and data monitoring to help individuals make changes – and helping healthcare providers and employers save money. It goes the extra mile by linking users with IRL health coaches and support networks.
Using a VR headset, Reducept is a virtual reality pain-management program that supports and empowers people who experience chronic pain, all from the comfort of their own home. As people look for new ways to manage their health and wellbeing, new technologies are emerging to support them.
The Instagram account @SickSadGirlz was launched with one aim: to give a voice to sick or sad women around the world, often telling the stories of those with invisible illnesses. It's an example of how social media has transformed the way individuals can connect and seek support.