Opinion: Addressing social drivers of health is a big opportunity for tech entrepreneurs

Startups that address social drivers of health can shape the future of our collective health and wellness by bringing to bear the technologies and solutions that enable proactive, holistic care…

Some of the best business opportunities in health care will involve developing technologies that analyze and address the factors that contribute to health disparities. These opportunities have the potential to help people — especially those who remain neglected or entirely unserved by today’s health care system — maintain their health through proactive, holistic care, reducing the need for doctor and hospital visits.

Social drivers of health are the aspects of life that affect individuals’ health outside of health care itself. They account for as much as 80% of an individual’s health.

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