On this TGIF November day, I thought to entertain you with a YouTube video recorded by Dr. Zubin Damania complaining about electronic health records (EHR). The original intent of the EHR was to improve efficiency in the system. However, the multiplications of software and tools available to healthcare professionals have failed to improve connections between them and their patients. In addition, the same tools are distracting them from their real work.
In this age of high innovation velocity in digital health, wearable and other technologies we, as an industry, need to put the patients and the healthcare professionals at the center of the technologies we are pushing in our healthcare system.