Technology is transforming healthcare
Digital tools can provide a range of benefits to patients, including convenient and timely access to treatment, more effective management of chronic diseases, and improved monitoring of critical health information—but we are just beginning to understand what is most effective.
Implementation of digital health technologies is growing rapidly, yet there is limited evidence about the impact of these new innovations.
“At Geisinger, determining digital health solutions that can effectively meet the needs of our patients and members is important to deliver on our mission of making better health easy. The Peterson Health Technology Institute’s commitment to independently evaluate digital health technology will provide valuable insights while selecting the right solutions to meet our needs.”
“A comprehensive, evidence-based assessment of digital health technologies focused on impact to health outcomes can benefit all users of these technologies, whether in health care, policy, industry, or as general consumers. The Peterson Health Technology Institute is well-positioned to develop objective, unbiased, publicly available information that will contribute to improving cost-effective clinical outcomes across the health care continuum.”
“The Peterson Health Technology Institute is being launched at a critical time in the evolution of digital health. Despite a plethora of health technologies today, there is no clear way to know what technologies will improve patient health while being clinically and economically effective. Absent a uniform regulatory approach for approval and coverage of digital health tools, PHTI is poised to fill this gap and address a major need in healthcare policy today.”
“AI, ChatGPT, automation, remote patient monitoring and a myriad of digital technologies are everywhere and being proclaimed as key to healthcare transformation. Unfortunately, there is no rigorous and objective evaluation of these technologies. The risk is they just add to health care costs, fragmentation and complication without improving care. I can’t wait for PHTI’s insights and lessons for the health system.”
“Far too often, exciting new digital health technologies are broadly adopted but end up delivering higher costs and only questionable improvements in quality and efficiency. The Peterson Health Technology Institute will help break that pattern by undertaking rigorous, independent, data-driven, and transparent evaluations of technologies to see which actually deliver on the promises. That will be a boon to everyone seeking to slow costs while boosting quality for patients.”
“Digital technologies can harness vast amounts of data to better inform the care provided to patients, jump start innovation leading to new cures, and reduce waste and inefficiency in American health care. The decision to invest in such technologies should be based on objective analysis that assesses their cost, clinical effectiveness, and scope of their impact on the health system. The Peterson Health Technology Institute will play a critical role in supporting informed decision-making by health care providers, private insurers, and public payers in this rapidly growing field.”
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