Disruptive Cooperation in Digital Health

  • Jody Ranck

About this book


This clear-sighted volume introduces the concept of “disruptive cooperation”— transformative partnerships between the health and technology sectors to eliminate widespread healthcare problems such as inequities, waste, and inappropriate care. Emphasizing the most pressing issues of a world growing older with long-term chronic illness, it unveils a new framework for personalized, integrative service based in mobile technologies. Coverage analyzes social aspects of illness and health, clinically robust uses of health data, and wireless and wearable applications in intervention, prevention, and health promotion. And case studies from digital health innovators illustrate opportunities for coordinating the service delivery, business, research/science, and policy sectors to promote healthier aging worldwide.

 Included among the topics:


  • Cooperation in aging services technologies
  • The quantified self, wearables, and the tracking revolution
  • Smart healthy cities: public-private partnerships
  • Beyond silos to data analytics for population health
  • Cooperation for building secure standards for health data
  • Peer-to-peer platforms for physicians in underserved areas: a human rights approach to social media in medicine

Disruptive Cooperation in Digital Health will energize digital health and healthcare professionals in both non-profit and for-profit settings. Policymakers and public health professionals with an interest in innovation policy should find it an inspiring ideabook.



Digital health policies Digital health technology Electronic health Health care analytics Health care informatics Health information infrastructure Healthcare technology Healthy cities Mobile health Patient tracking Patient-centric healthcare systems Quantified self Secure health data Telehealth Telemedicine eHealth mHealth

Editors and affiliations

  • Jody Ranck
    • 1
  1. 1.HealthBankChevy ChaseUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40978-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40980-1
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