Digital health does not belong to coders
Digital health does not belong to entrepreneurs
Digital health does not belong to venture capitalists
Digital health does not belong to device manufacturers
Digital health does not belong to businesses with an exit strategy
Digital health does not belong to commercial conference organisers
Digital health is bigger than a business model, but it is no more than an aspect of a matrix of economic, cultural, and social change which is difficult to map, let alone react to, due to the speed and scale of its growth.
Right now, digital health is having its moment, and as such it is challenging for its most high-profile proponents to accept the fact that their businesses will not be swept away, but simply left behind.
The future which digital health’s evangelists are so sure they will be a part of will accelerate past, and then away from them.
Some days, the health conversation on the social web can make you believe that this is not the case.
On days like that, it is worth remembering:
Digital health belongs to the patient