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The Digital Health Revolution

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Digital technologies have transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. But for many of us, they haven’t yet improved the way we receive or participate in our health care. As Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein, and Douglas McCarthy explore in a new multimedia essay, that's changing with the arrival of new digital tools, from mobile apps and data-driven software solutions to wearable sensors that transmit information to a patient’s team of health care providers. 

Read the essay to learn more about these tools—and how we can leverage them to make care more efficient and more responsive to patients’ needs.

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Martha Hostetter, Consulting Writer and Editor, Pear Tree Communications

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M. Hostetter, S. Klein, and D. McCarthy, The Digital Health Revolution, The Commonwealth Fund, February 2015