What About Healthcare Technology for the Other 99%?

THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR LIVES we take care of ourselves or family members take care of us — doctors are not in the picture.

Most health technology is geared toward professionals. There is some technology focused on patient-provider interaction such as patient engagement, tele-monitoring and personal health records — but hardly any developed for people to use in their own lives when doctors are not in the picture.

The average patient spends only about an hour or two with a doctor or other health provider during the course of a whole year. The other 99% of the time they are on their own.

This video, shot at the recent Medicine X Conference held at Stanford University’s School of Medicine caused quite a stir.

Rajiv Mehta, founder of Unfrazzle, believes technology developers need to look at the healthcare needs of people outside of the doctor’s office or hospital.  There is a huge need here and a huge opportunity.

Enjoy Rajiv’s talk, and if you want to see more Medicine X videos, here is the link to the Med X Channel on YouTube.

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