Scripps Health’s Digital Medicine Program Gets New Director

7-14-2013 10-19-37 PM

Steven Steinhubl, MD has been named director of the Digital Medicine program at Scripps Health, where he will work within the Scripps Translational Science Institute directed by industry figure Eric Topol, MD. Steinhubl’s role will focus on applying rigorous clinical testing and validation to mHealth technologies. He will lead a team charged with designing and executing clinical trials for mHealth technologies.

“Right now there is a lot of excitement surrounding mobile technology, but not a single mHealth app has been rigorously studied. Our challenge is discriminating the hype from what will actually help patients and benefit the health care system.” – Steven Steinhubl, MD.

Steinhubl served as the director of cardiovascular wellness at the Geisinger Health System (PA). During his career, he has also served as a clinical researcher, a pharmaceutical company executive, and an Air Force physician.

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