Beyond the App: How Infrastructure and Data Will Shape Healthcare
New digital health technologies have massive potential—but they need reliable networks and data integration to succeed.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way many patients receive healthcare, leading to a surge in digital health applications and investments.
These new technologies have massive potential—but only if they’re paired with a secure, reliable and integrated infrastructure, says Pamela Aldsworth, Head of Venture Capital Relationships for Commercial Banking at JPMorgan Chase.
In a recent piece for MobiHealthNews, Aldsworth writes: “Just as your smartphone apps for travel and finance are useless without the network that supports them, delivering a quality digital health experience requires a commitment to infrastructure investment and data integration.”
To build a truly transformative digital healthcare future, Aldsworth says, investors and business leaders must understand that the infrastructure behind the apps is as important—or even more important—than the apps themselves.
“Digital health executives and investors must have the foresight and discipline to look beyond the app,” she says. “We must continue to ask the hard questions about the access to data, the infrastructure behind the curtain and the analytics to improve healthcare.”
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