Ep. 07. Is Digital Health The Answer?

We have all heard the buzzwords. AI, blockchain, tele-everything, tech enabled, robotics, IoT, remote monitoring, wearables, machine learning, BIG DATA… DIGITAL HEALTH. There are probably some that I have missed.

But what does it all mean? What do all these buzzwords amount to? Are they bringing the revolution that many herald as their promise? Do they mean anything to the average patient?

To help us make sense of the emerging world of Digital Health, I am joined today by Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, a powerhouse in the Digital Health Space.

Dr. Schwartz, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of arthritis of the hip and knee including total joint replacement and revision.

Dr. Schwartz is fellowship trained in adult reconstruction of the hip and the knee with over 13 years of experience in private practice. The focus of his career has been delivering high quality, evidenced-based musculoskeletal care with an emphasis on fostering the doctor-patient relationship. As a result, he has received awards for Excellence in Clinical care and was a top performer in the CMS BPCI-A program in 2019. As part of his commitment to quality and evidence-based medicine, he has served both nationally and locally on a variety of committees.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Schwartz has extensive experience in digital health, currently serving as Chief Innovation Officer for Healent, an early-stage healthcare technology company. His experience in health tech also includes several mentorship positions with incubators, accelerators, and hack-a-thons including MassChallenge, MATTER Health, and MIT Hacking Medicine and advisory roles with Osteoapp.ai, QuadrantEye, and Enhatch.

He is a LinkedIn Top Voice and a leader among physicians and the healthcare innovation space.

Find Dr. Schwartz on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-schwartz-md/

And on Twitter: @BenSchwartz_MD



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