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As the availability and variety of digital health tools continue to increase, evidence is also being presented that those tools are having a meaningful impact on health outcomes. In a recent blog post, members of our technology, outsourcing, and commercial transactions team dove into the findings of two reports, Digital Health Trends 2021: Innovation, Evidence, Regulation, and Adoption, offered by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science; and a report from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation’s Telehealth Research Incubator.

The reports took a look at the proliferation of digital health tools, recent innovations in the market, and contributions and barriers to their adoption, in addition to considering what the future holds for telehealth, and how providers, insurers, and policymakers can use the experience of the last year and a half to decide what kind of virtual care they will support once the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

These reports will be of no surprise to healthcare entities who have seen firsthand the continued innovation in the types of digital health products that have become a part of daily life, along with the need to emphasize health equity in developing and implementing telehealth and other digital health solutions.

For insight on the key findings of these reports, read the full blog post.