AGA Tech Summit

VIDEO: Digital health technologies are here to be embraced



– One of the innovations in gastroenterology that is used on a day-to-day basis is digital technology, said Sri Komanduri, MD, in a video interview at the 2018 AGA Tech Summit, which is sponsored by the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology.

Everything from Internet rate-your-doctor sites to bowel prep apps and EHRs qualify as digital health technology, said Dr. Komanduri, the medical director of the GI laboratory and director of interventional endoscopy at Northwestern University in Chicago and vice chair of the AGA Center for GI Innovation and Technology.

Digital technology can facilitate endoscopy procedures, help patients communicate with their doctors about chronic conditions, and help patients better understand their illness. The role of the physician is to embrace those technologies that improve the quality of care.

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