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Telehealth connects geographically dispersed patients to providers and is a promising approach for expanding access and treatment to people with opioid use disorders.
While every startup has its own unique set of opportunities and challenges, many tend to repeat a common set of mistakes that can be looked at in a five-part framework: founding, strategy/vision, funding, execution, scaling or growth.
Building a successful platform business requires an understanding of successful platform strategies, long-term minded investors, a strong team with the ability to work and collaborate across platforms to deliver superior products and execution, and a well thought out roadmap that empowers a clear understanding of how the platform will deliver more efficient workflows.
Establishing consistent and flexible frameworks for AI regulation is also key because adaptive AI could drive changes in treatment protocols as models and prediction algorithms become more precise. Coordinating these efforts, not just simply pursuing them, will be a demanding task.
Previously, AR, VR, and spatial computing have been used in healthcare on a limited basis, but the broad rollout of 5G communications bandwidth and technologies will allow providers to integrate these technologies more broadly into the delivery network.
The varied nature of healthcare data, the intricate nature of data privacy and security rules such as HIPAA and CCPA, and the often complicated relationships between patients, providers, and payers can make navigating the space difficult at best.
From Implications Para: Digital health solutions will play a vital role in transitioning to a value-based care model, by providing better data and analytics for cost-containment, patient risk management, reducing variation in clinical workflows, and improving patient outcomes at a lower cost.
For many years, the United States has lagged behind other high-income countries in infant mortality statistics due to poor access to prenatal care, chronic disease, and cost barriers to healthcare access, particularly in under-resourced communities.
The sustainability of remote patient monitoring for maternal and prenatal care will depend to a large extent on the continuity of policies adopted during the public health emergency which increased use and the amount of reimbursement for remote care.
For startups to remain compliant they must learn how to navigate the complex web of regulation and guidance and create a system for staying on top of any updates from the appropriate agencies.