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).
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Developer of cloud-based practice management, point-of-care mobile applications and electronic health record (EHR) systems
One of the largest providers of health information technology
Study focused on diseases such as diabetes, COPD and cardiovascular disease
Digital health projects that improve our ability to target care precisely
Medical journal covering research in participatory medicine
Non-profit organisation dedicated to improving interoperability and reducing duplication in health and care systems
Creating person-centred digital health and care innovations to positively impact society
Co-working space in London supporting and accelerating digital innovation in healthcare
Programme helping health and care professionals turn the idea of digital innovation into tangible improvements
Collect, analyse and identify health risks for preventive healthcare
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