Do health monitors give patients a false sense of security?
What we are seeing with health monitors is a new creation of doctors and ecosystems to deal with chronic diseases, says HealthMaker Samir Damani, MD. In this video, he explains.
You're going to have digital medicine, digital health specialists that really have ecosystems built around managing populations of chronic disease.
And patients love it. [MUSIC PLAYING]
So what I think is emerging right now is a new specialty in medicine. And this is not the first time. If you look in 1975, the Academy of Sleep Medicine
was started in that time frame because sleep disorders started creeping up in thousands. And there was really no specialty
to deal with those individuals. You had people with sleep apnea, all these different disorders. And what happened was you formed a new society
and new fellowship. So you had all these different doctors-- you had cardiologists, you had pulmonologists, you had EMT doctors, internal medicine doctors that
go and study in sleep. And so you now are sleep doctors. Similarly, what you're going to have is a creation of a new specialty of doctors
where you have the internists that are still dealing with the acute care, but you're going to have digital medicine, digital health specialists that really have ecosystems built around managing
populations of chronic disease. And patients love it. I mean, if you look at some of the testimonials and the outcomes, I mean, they really
love the fact they feel like they're in control. So I do think that what you're seeing is a creation of a new specialty that I anticipate
in the next three to five years will formalize, and you'll have some formal training in this area. At least I hope that we go in that direction.
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