The development of digital tools for the health care industry is growing at an exponential pace. To date, most of these innovations are aimed at helping relatively healthy, middle- to upper-middle class populations. However, digital health tools may offer important new ways to engage and serve medically and socially complex, low-income populations.

This Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) webinar, the first in a two-part series, highlighted opportunities for digital health to positively impact vulnerable populations and provided examples of exciting new work being done in this area. Two leaders in the field — StartUp Health and the Center for Care Innovations — shared insights regarding keys to success in this emerging field, with a focus on entrepreneurs, delivery systems, and payers. This webinar, a product of CHCS’ Digital Health Initiative, was made possible through the support of Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit.

View Part 2 of this series, Digital Health Technology in Action: Front-Line Perspectives.


I. Introduction

Speaker: Rachel Davis, Senior Program Officer, Center for Health Care Strategies

II. Observations and Opportunities: The Entrepreneurial Perspective

Speaker:  Katya Hancock, Director of Strategic Partnerships, StartUp Health

III. Observations and Opportunities: The Health Care Delivery Perspective

Speaker:  Veenu Aulakh, Executive Director, Center for Care Innovations

IV. Moderated Q&A/Discussion