Wednesday, Jan 3, 2024 | 12:00 AM ET

S4 E22: How Technology is Revolutionizing Healthcare Purchases

Technology should be part of the solution, driving better outcomes and greater efficiency in healthcare.

In this episode, Caroline Pearson, the Executive Director at Peterson Health Technology Institute, discusses the importance of raising the bar for digital health purchasing. Caroline explains how PHTI engages with stakeholders, including health plans, employers, providers, and clinical advisors, to ensure their evaluations are comprehensive and beneficial. She also emphasizes the need for innovation in technology adoption, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of strong evidence supporting digital health solutions. Finally, Caroline urges the industry to evolve its approach to digital health, emphasizing the necessity for robust evidence to drive the next generation of healthcare delivery.

Tune in and learn how PHTI is cutting through the noise and championing evidence-backed digital health solutions!

About Caroline Pearson:

Caroline Pearson is the Executive Director of the Peterson Health Technology Institute, driving impactful change in the healthcare sector. With a passion for addressing complex healthcare issues, Caroline leads initiatives aimed at creating a high-performing health system that reduces costs and enhances outcomes. She is a nationally-recognized expert in public and private health insurance, prescription drugs, and aging issues. 

Caroline has two decades of consulting experience providing data-driven analysis and strategic advice to healthcare stakeholders. Currently at PHTI, she oversees programs dedicated to improving healthcare data, fostering better market functioning, and revolutionizing digital health purchasing. Caroline's commitment to tackling industry challenges reflects in her role, where she actively contributes to shaping a future where technology plays a pivotal role in delivering quality healthcare. 

Things You’ll Learn:

  • Patients deserve equal or better clinical outcomes from digital tools, backed by evidence.
  • It's time to evolve how we think about digital health and drive towards better evidence.
  • The Peterson Health Technology Institute evaluates digital health tools based on clinical benefit and budget impact.
  • PHTI focuses on innovative technology-based solutions that disrupt the system and deliver value.
  • Technology has the potential to drive better outcomes and produce greater efficiency.


  • Connect with and follow Caroline Pearson on LinkedIn.
  • Follow Peterson Healthcare Technology Institute on LinkedIn and visit their website.


Caroline PearsonExecutive Director, Peterson Center on Healthcare

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