These days, connectivity seems to be a foregone conclusion. At Health 2.0, we track more than 3,000 companies and products in the digital health space and count no less than 500 tools dedicated to connecting patients to providers, and another 50 companies that curate online patient communities.
Imagine the power of having all your health care data, your family history, your doctor’s visits, the medications you’ve taken since birth, all in one app.
Until recently, I’d never heard the word brogrammer. The term—used to refer to male coders like those in the testosterone-fueled, high-tech development hives in HBO’s Silicon Valley—also embodies a stark truth: There are very few women in digital engineering.