Digital Health holds tremendous promise to improve healthcare - both the implementation and the experience. As just one example, until recently, the practice of medicine was a paper-based system with doctors writing notes in charts and patients noting their complaints on paper surveys on clipboards. But now, many patients interact with their providers electronically and have instantaneous access to their medical records and results of diagnostic tests. More broadly, application of technologies that are now commonplace in other business sectors e.g. on-line appointment booking are beginning to be applied in healthcare. On a different axis, we are at the early stages of capturing and analyzing vast amount of healthcare data on individuals and populations, ranging from how many steps walked in a day to phenotypic characteristics of genetic mutations, that will influence how people make decisions about their care in the future.
At DigiTx Partners,we believe that the pace of change in healthcare will only accelerate in the coming years. We believe that there are many smart people with great insights and drive who are developing innovative technologies and solutions. We look forward to supporting innovative companies that will make a difference in our healthcare ecosystem, from companies that will change how patients navigate the healthcare system, that will integrate the disparate elements that comprise both diagnosis and treatment, that will speed the development of more effective drugs and that will enhance and enable efficient and accurate physician-patient interaction. DigiTx Partners looks forward to investing in those digital health companies that strive to keep all of us in better health.
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David J. Kim, MD
CEO, DigiTx Partners