Measuring the ROI of Digital Health Technologies | The Digital Health Corner
Alere’s purchase of Medapps prompts me to discuss a question posed to me daily, “What is the ROI of digital health technologies?” Discussants in the Digital Health Linkedin Group were surprised at the purchase price of ‘no greater than $22M’ for Medapps. The real issue of these technologies in my mind is not as much what the potential market is as what the ROI is. I am not going to apply economic theory or formulas in this post, as I have no formal training in economics. However, I will make this a qualitative discussion because it is a fundamental which is relevant to the adoption of such technologies, as well as furnishing some examples.