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  • About the Author: Fard Johnmar

    Fard Johnmar is a Senior Fellow of the Society for New Communications Research and Founder and President of Enspektos, a globally respected digital health innovation consultancy. He is a nearly 20-yea…

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24 Jul. 2018 | Comments (0)
Could the Facebook Scandal Slow Down Digital Healthcare?
If global health is being reshaped by technologies such as wearables, artificial intelligence and blockchain, then data—and lots of it—is fueling this…

22 May. 2018 | Comments (0)
Could the Facebook Scandal Slow Down Digital Healthcare?
If global health is being reshaped by technologies such as wearables, artificial intelligence and blockchain, then data—and lots of it—is fueling this…

17 Apr. 2018 | Comments (0)
What was the breakout trend of Q1 2018?
By this time, you may have already learned that digital health funding during Q1 2018 hit record-breaking levels, as reported by Rock Health and Start…

03 Jan. 2018 | Comments (0)
Why the $700 Billion Blockchain-Fueled Cryptocurrency Market Matters to Health
My first trend update of the year focuses on the fast-growing cryptocurrency market. As of today the market is worth more than $700 billion USD. The m…

01 Nov. 2017 | Comments (0)
Get Ready: Voice May Be the Main Way We Interact with Computers by 2023
According to the Future Today Institute, about 50 percent of our interactions with computers will be via voice by 2023. Voice interfaces are already h…

11 Sep. 2017 | Comments (0)
Is Digital Health (Already) Dead?
An essay by Rob Coppedge, CEO of Echo Health Ventures, recently appeared in CNBC with a provocative premise: "digital health is dead." Coppedge writes…

15 Dec. 2016 | Comments (0)
Digital Health in the Age of Trump: What Should We Expect?
By Fard Johnmar As the Trump Administration begins to take shape, many are asking what the new U.S. government will mean for digital innovation in …

17 Jun. 2016 | Comments (0)
Digital Health Trend Update—Digital Health Snake Oil?, Pharma’s Big Digital Health Moment, Blockchain Frenzy and More
By Fard Johnmar, Founder, Enspektos, and Advisory Board Member, Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board Welcome to the inau…

25 Apr. 2016 | Comments (0)
Only Five Percent of Health Organizations Excel at Digital Innovation
By Fard Johnmar, Founder, Enspektos, and Advisory Board Member, Society for New Communications of The Conference Board The results from Wave 1 of E…

10 Feb. 2016 | Comments (0)
The Incredible Power of a Well-Formed Partnership
By Fard Johnmar, Founder, Enspektos, and Advisory Board Member, Society for New Communications of The Conference Board Our culture has long celeb…