Envisioning a Digital Health Advisor

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<p>Even as the digital revolution sweeps through our daily lives, our interactions with the U.S. health care industry have changed little. In a new blog post, The Commonwealth Fund’s Eric C. Schneider, M.D., Onil Bhattacharyya, M.D. and David Blumenthal, M.D., consider how a “digital health advisor”—a comprehensive personalized set of digital health services—might help people with their health-related needs and provide guidance through the maze of the American health care system. </p><p>The authors describe four challenges to progress toward digital health advisor services, including technical challenges; a lack of clear business models; a need for policies that support the development of a digital health advisor; and cultural gaps between health care providers, the consumer digital industry, and the public. </p>

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