The notion of taking charge of your own health seems like a simple one, and for some of us, it is nearly as easy as putting on our FitBit or Jawbone and committing to stop by the gym more often. Even that, as we all know, is hard enough.
But for others around the globe, including in communities across the U.S., the barriers to health are infinitely higher, because these patients don’t have access to the basic resources that they need to be healthy, such as sufficient, healthy food or electricity to refrigerate medications.
In these instances, keeping patients healthy and not just scrambling to treat them after they get sick requires more than the newest app or customized device. It requires that we reimagine how we deliver health and healthcare across the world.
This was the challenge that my fellow panelists and I ...more