Joseph C. Guagliardo, a partner and a co-leader of Pepper Hamilton's Technology Group and chair of the Blockchain Practice, was quoted in the February 12, 2019 TechTarget article, "Technology Companies in Healthcare Are Driving Positive Change."
Joe Guagliardo, technology lawyer with Pepper Hamilton LLP, highlighted telemedicine as an area where technology companies will cause significant positive disruption in the healthcare industry. As more real-time information becomes accessible thanks to wearable devices, Guagliardo said he sees benefits for both providers and patients.
"I think we will start to see that providing an opportunity for healthcare providers to have more transparency into patient's activities and patient's health status will create an opportunity for more proactive monitoring and engagement with patients," he said.
Just like every other sector, the healthcare industry is changing thanks to the proliferation of technology. And Pepper Hamilton's Guagliardo believes that's a good thing. What tech companies have to offer in terms of product, service management and customer relationships can supplement traditional healthcare services or provide a completely new way to offer the same service cheaper and more efficiently, he said.
"The message isn't that healthcare institutions are going away," Guagliardo said. "It just means that big tech and technology will change the scope of the services and business they provide."