Greatest potential for partnerships to improve patient engagement, says expert in consumer genomics
Health systems should be looking to partner with consumer technology companies on solutions that will boost patient engagement and ultimately lead to better health.
While tech companies can offer expertise in digital engagement, health systems must also understand that they could be accepting some risk with digital health tools, which may be unproven, and require ongoing iterations and improvements over time, according to Jill Hagenkord, MD, an expert in consumer genomics.
“There needs to be more compromise and understanding about what level of risk health systems and providers are willing to take,” said Dr. Hagenkord, who was Chief Medical Officer at MDisrupt when she was interviewed by the Center for Connected Medicine in December 2019. She has since become Vice President of Genomics at Optum.
Watch a video of her interview, in which she discusses the opportunities for partnerships between technology companies and health systems.