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Upleveling Primary Care with Daniel Kraft, MD
When people imagine today’s doctor, most still picture a person in a white coat or scrubs with a stethoscope around their neck, writing prescriptions and encouraging better life choices. Healthcare has a way of staying decades behind in technology, but health tech has grown and continues to grow rapidly, pushing the whole industry forward. Doctors may soon replace their 1860’s era listening tube with a pocket-sized ultrasound. Instead of prescribing only pills, doctors could prescribe digital therapeutics. Technology even allows the patient to bypass the traditional doctor’s office all together in favor of direct-to-consumer telehealth platforms. All the developments in the health tech space can become overwhelming, and even with all the advancements, few clinicians know about most of them. That’s where Digital.Health comes in.
Paulius and I have been helping Dr. Daniel Kraft with his digital.health platform since we met about a year ago. The site collects all of health tech in one place, allowing for searching, comparison, and evaluation of thousands of products and services. Primary care has the widest scope of practice as the point of first contact and therefore can leverage more technology than most other specialties, which allows us to think globally about all the products and services listed on the platform. The platform has grown and changed a good amount in the last year. Recently, Dr. Kraft named Parisa Vatanka, PharmD as CEO of the project. We are excited to see how it continues to develop into a tool where clinicians can discover new diagnostic tools and perhaps even start prescribing tech therapies for their patients.
In addition to Digital.Health, Dr. Kraft has plenty of other projects going on at any given moment. He has an upcoming NextMed Health conference in San Diego from March 13-16 where he will be bringing innovators from across the industry to help catalyze a human-centric, tech-enabled health age. Join the action at $750 off the registration fee.