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Digital Health

As well as medical advances, our healthcare is also getting better due to improvements in the digital world. From computerisation of medical records to apps that remind you to take medications, health and social care can be improved by simply delivering it better than ever before.

Interoperability is an important buzzwork in health IT - this means the ability of different computer systems to talk to each other, so that your doctor can see exactly what you've been diagnosed and prescribed with in the past, whether they treated you in their clinic or somewhere else entirely. Unfortunately, even now, sometimes this is not an automatic process even within the same hospital.

Digital health also opens up opportunities for remote healthcare, whether that be a telepresence robot visiting patients in a hospital, or remote diagnostics so that people don't even have to leave their home, this can be a significant time and cost saving for everyone involved.


Read more about: Personal Health Record (PHR).

Resources

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Gentag

Gentag is to help disposable wireless sensor technologies ubiquitous, affordable and accessible to everyone worldwide

Fitbit

Comapny developing wearable technology devices.

Greg Fahy

World expert in organ cryopreservation and Chief Scientific Officer at 21st Century Medicine

Basil Leaf Technologies

Company developing interactive, consumer-level products that empower individuals to monitor and improve their personal health

athenahealth

Developer of cloud-based practice management, point-of-care mobile applications and electronic health record (EHR) systems

Epic

One of the largest providers of health information technology

United4Health

Study focused on diseases such as diabetes, COPD and cardiovascular disease

Nesta Digital Health

Digital health projects that improve our ability to target care precisely

Journal of Participatory Medicine

Medical journal covering research in participatory medicine

Digital Health and Care Alliance

Non-profit organisation dedicated to improving interoperability and reducing duplication in health and care systems

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