Digital Salutem
19 January 2023

9 Digital Health Leaders talking about Patient Care

By Miguel Sanchiz
patient care

We believe that patient care is at the heart of everything healthcare does. When you’re in the healthcare field, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the exciting new technology and treatments. But at the end of the day, what really matters is patient care.

That’s why we’re so excited to share this conversation between 9 digital health leaders who are all working to improve patient care in their own unique ways.

The healthcare industry is changing.

The way we deliver care, the way we interact with patients, and the way we think about health are all evolving at an incredible pace. It’s not just about technology–it’s about people. It’s about recognizing that no matter what technology you have, it’s the human element that matters most.

We wanted to get a sense of what some of the top digital health leaders in our community think about these changes and what they mean for patient care.

#8 Vanessa Carter: Patient Communication & Antibiotic Resistance

“Doctors have five or ten minutes with the patient, they need to do what they need to do on a spot, ,they don’t really have the time to go and do often a research about the patient that is coming in next because they’re overwhelmed with patients”

They have to see so many patients in a day, and they don’t really have time to do research about each patient that comes in. They need to be able to make quick decisions about what’s best for their patients, and how can they do that if they don’t know anything about them?

It’s hard for doctors to take the time to get to know each patient individually, but it’s important! If you’re going in for an appointment, it would be great if you could give your doctor some background information on yourself so they can tailor your treatment plan accordingly.

Vanessa Carter – Global Patient Advocate for Antimicrobial Resistance (WHO), talked about digital health and Patient Communication. She talked about her journey and her multiple challenges after her car accident. Dealing with medication intolerance and lack of clinicians’ communication. Furthermore, you can also find great insights about (AMR) Antimicrobial Resistance is and its effects, as well as how technology can be used to improve patient communication.

#10 Dr. John Whyte: Patient Centricity, DIY Healthcare & SelfCare

“The healthcare system has failed patients is around the idea of what many people call patient centricity the physician has always been the focus the patient hasn’t”

The problem with this model is that it’s based on a flawed assumption: that patients are passive recipients of care, rather than active participants in their own health.

In fact, most patients want to be involved in their own care–they just don’t know how! And when they’re given information about how to be more involved, they feel empowered and engaged.

Dr. John Whyte – Chief Medical Officer at WebMD, talked about patient care and the role of the patient using wearables and digital tools. He mentioned the role of the consumer/patient in the healthcare of the future and Dr. John Whyte also advised us how to stay safe and healthy going through the pandemic transition.

#25 Stacy Hurt: Meeting Patients Needs with Digital Health & the Role of Technology in Engaging Patients

“We need to meet patients where they are and we need to reach the unreachable and how do we use tech to do that, especially when these patients that we’re talking about can’t afford tech”

We have to listen. We have to hear what they need and then we have to figure out how to fill those needs with technology. We can’t just throw money at a problem–we have to be thoughtful about how we approach these issues.

Stacy Hurt – Global Patient Voice & Patient Ambassador at Parexel. She talked about patients needs and the role of digital health. Stacy also talked about the role of technology in helping patients and involving patients with their own healthcare. As a patient ambassador, she spreads the voice of patients based on her own experience with patient care. She is working to improve the quality of life for all people by advocating for the rights of patients and their families.

#28 Tatyana Kanzaveli: AI, Big Data and Patient Centricity in Healthcare

“It’s  fundamental to really move a needle in health care to reimagine and redesign healthcare to be truly patient care centered”

The problem with our current system is that it’s not patient-centered; it’s doctor-centered. We’ve got all these doctors who are trying their best, but they’re only looking at one part of the puzzle: their own practice. They don’t have time or resources to consider how their work affects other areas of medicine or patients outside of their own practice–and that means they can’t make truly informed decisions about how best to treat their patients.

We need a new model for thinking about healthcare that puts patients at the center of everything we do as doctors, nurses, and health care providers. And we need all doctors across specialties and disciplines working together so that we can start making real progress toward creating a better system for everyone involved.

Tatyana Kanzaveli – CEO at Open Health Network talked about the use of artificial intelligence to benefit patient care, big data and patient centricity in healthcare. She also shared incredible insights and experiences from other industries, where the Healthcare industry can learn lessons from.

#36 Andreas Dam: Innovation in Pharma, challenges and patient centricity

“Pharma has realized that there are more than 400 000 health apps already in app stores and many of them are not being used and they’re not really as successful among the healthcare professionals and patients”

Many of these apps have not been used or are not being used as often as they should be.

Andreas Dam – CEO at Daman, talked about innovation in Pharma and Patient Centricity. Furthermore, he shared incredible insights on present industry challenges, best practices including cocreation to attain best results and successful impact within projects. The world of innovation in Pharma is very challenging, he also addressed the cultural barriers and mindset of leaders to take a risk in order to make innovation happen.

#41 Dr. Amir Kalali: Decentralized Clinical Trials and Patient Empowerment

“Descentralized clinical trials could help patient care because many patients could not really access to clinical trials because the sites available were just too far from them”

Descentralized clinical trials could help patient care because many patients could not really access to clinical trials because the sites available were just too far from them.

The main reason why there is a need for decentralization of clinical trials is that most of the people who are suffering from a particular disease or ailment are not able to travel long distances in order to receive treatment. This is especially true in developing countries where there are limited resources and facilities available for patients.

In addition to this, there are also some diseases that are only found in specific areas such as cancer, which is more common in developed countries than in developing ones. It would be impossible for someone living in an area where there are no hospitals or medical centers nearby to travel all the way across town just so they could receive treatment for their illness or condition.

Dr. Amir Kalali, Chairman CNS Summit & Co-Chair at DTRA (Decentralized Trials and Research Alliance). He talked about Decentralized Clinical Trials , Patient Empowerment and Wearables. Dr. Amir Kalali shared incredible insights about the Clinical Trials from a broader perspective, the history of the CNS Summit and his mission about bringing the Academic industry and ecosystems together to accelerate innovation. He also has discussed the role of technology in the Pharma and Life Sciences Industries. And Decentralized Clinical during the Pandemic.

#78 Dr. Ami Bhatt: Consumerism as Patient Agency

“With digital health the right we can measure patients where they live”

The digital health industry is growing rapidly and creating new opportunities for patients to gain access to healthcare and make informed decisions about their health. Digital health can empower patients to monitor their own health, track symptoms, and share data with providers. It also provides access to resources that help people manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes or asthma. As a result, consumers are becoming more active in managing their own care and tracking their own data.

The digital transformation has helped create a new normal for patients who have grown accustomed to using technology in their daily lives. This new normal has led to increased demand for personalized care that leverages data analytics and insights from connected devices.

Dr. Ami Bhatt, Director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease | Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief Innovation Officer at the American College of Cardiology. She talked about Consumerism as Patient Agency. Consumer health and digital health are now taking a new dimension. The role of Digital Health is impacting Patient consumerism like never before.

#90 Ron Fridman: Cardiac Monitoring, Diagnostics to Patient Management

“The future is remote patient monitoring in different fields for different patient care”

CardiacMonitoring systems continue to get both more accurate and easier to use, which means they’re likely to become an even more common feature of patient care. Healthcare providers can now count on these devices in nearly any environment. Their proliferation will lead to more accurate diagnoses, safer and better care at lower costs—all while sitting in the palm of a paramedic or clinician’s hand.

With the use of telemonitoring devices and mobile health applications, heart failure patients can monitor their vital signs without having to go out of the house. Remote cardiology monitoring will add another dimension and level of convenience to current treatments and services in the industry, enabling early detection of deterioration in a patient’s health and delivering timely interventions that may significantly offset disease severity.

Ron Fridman, Co-Founder & CEO of Mawi, Forbes 30 under 30, Singularity University AI expert and Keynote speaker. He talked about the missed Puzzle in Cardiac monitoring, from diagnostics to #patient management.

#93 Grace Vinton: Empowering the Patient Voice in Innovation

“Experience made me realize how powerful the patient voice is and also how misunderstood the patient experience is”

We hear it all the time: patients want to be heard.

They want more than just a place to get their treatment, they want to feel like what they have to say matters and that their experiences can help shape how the healthcare system works. And yet, we still often hear about patients being ignored when it comes to innovation.

Grace Vinton – Patient Advocate, Digital Health Influencer and Healthcare PR pro. She talked about #patient voice in innovation and how we can fix a common problem of dismissing patients’ interactions and contributions to create new innovations.

Patient Care Leaders

The future of healthcare is undoubtedly digital. Healthcare leaders who are already behind this trend are continuously working to innovate and find better ways to treat patients while cutting costs at the same time. It will be interesting to see what the future has in store for this industry and how far they will go with technology.

We are so grateful to all the people who have been part of our YouTube channel, and we wanted to take a moment to thank them. We’re so grateful to everyone who has been part of our YouTube Channel. Thanks to Grace, Ron, Ami, Amir, Andreas, Tatyana, Stacy, John and Vanessa for their inspiring insights about healthcare and patient care.

We hope you continue to enjoy learning from them as much as we do!

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