- eHealth reality doesn’t quite live up to the promise.
- Even the Apple Watch studies are in doubt.
- We need data on what people do as a result of eHealth apps and devices.
- Only HCPs can diagnose and treat patients based on medical history.
SUMMARY: 70% of the people Axios surveyed say they’ve used the internet to research symptoms or learn more about health conditions. And 51% use apps or other tech tools to track their sleep, fitness or diet.
KEY TAKEAWAY:Rob Coppedge is CEO of Echo Health Ventures in Seattle and has been investing and working in health care for 20 years. He recently said “I believe the digital health party is over and why those of us focused on long-term systemic transformation should be happy to put this hype cycle behind us”. He is partly right.