This article appeared in HLTH on October 31, 2023
As HLTH 2023 reminded healthcare innovators, the digital technology world has ushered in an era of progress and promise featuring healthcare technologies that have the potential to improve health, expand access, and increase efficiency. Whether through apps that aim to address mental health needs, wearables that monitor chronic conditions, or artificial intelligence that provides health advice to patients and clinicians, technology promises to revolutionize patient care.
Despite this era of innovation, the evidence supporting the clinical and fiscal promise of these technologies remains sparse. The U.S. healthcare system needs independent, credible evaluations to help cut through the noise and identify the most promising digital health solutions.
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