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THE GRAVEYARD OF DIGITAL HEALTH, AND HOW TO STAY OUT OF IT
Yet the healthcare space has been slow to learn that lesson. Far from functioning as a team focused on a single goal, healthcare stakeholders operate on a fractured playing field, each one trying to get to the goal on their own. From that perspective, everyone becomes a competitor  and the ability to reach the goal line becomes nearly impossible. Nowhere is the tension more obvious than in the struggle to integrate technology and healthcare. On the surface, they are unlikely partners. Healthcare isn’t exactly a profession for risk-taking, and rightfully so in every decision, the safety of a patient is at stake. A new drug or tool has to run the gamut of regulatory burdens and clinical validation before it gets anywhere close to adoption. Adoption and implementation is arguably even more challenging, including everything from integrating new solutions into legacy systems, convincing practices to abandon the sunk cost of preexisting solutions, or overcoming the lack of financial incentives without practice reimbursement, the challenge of adoption becomes that much more daunting. ANISH SEBASTIAN READ MORE