Technology and COVID-19 are forcing healthcare to change at a rapid pace. From the rise of wearables to telehealth and beyond, healthcare tech is shaping up to be a very interesting industry in the next few years.

Our guest today is Blair Hirst, a biomedical engineer by trade, the founder of Digital Health Review, a platform for people to educate themselves about what’s going on in the world of healthcare including products, services, and more. She’s also the Senior Engagement Manager at Acorn AI Labs, a company focused on medical data solutions.

In this conversation, we talked a lot about healthcare, and somehow we ended up mentioning the role of government, politics, lobby groups, insurance companies, and big pharma affecting how it all works.

More specifically, we spoke about:

– What is the current state of the health care tech industry?
– How do you think COVID-19 has impacted technology in healthcare?
– Do you think people will learn anything from COVID-19 and adapt so it doesn’t happen again?
– Should healthcare be for-profit or non-profit?
– What are the pros and cons of getting into the industry right now?
– What are some barriers to entry?
– Speak to the regulatory hurdles?
– What do you think are the major shifts occurring in the digital health industry as it concerns consumer usage?
– What are some examples of interesting companies in the last two years?
– What are some types of products and services coming up soon?
– What is going to define the growth of technology adoption in healthcare?
– What trends do you see emerging in the next five to 10 years?

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Thanks so much to Beck and I hope you enjoy the show!

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