Digital health, in its various forms, is becoming an increasingly high profile area. From (i) mobile smartphone applications and “wearable” technology which we use to track our sleeping patterns or fitness to (ii) technology which is used to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries to (iii) social media communities supporting patients suffering from the same conditions; it is ubiquitous and here to stay.
Organisations used to operating along traditional sector lines (such as telecommunications companies, pharmaceutical companies and software developers) and within recognised industry norms are broadening their service offerings to tap into the seemingly limitless potential offered by digital health. This expansion is not without risk. Organisations will need to consider new and unfamiliar issues to ensure that risks associated with this expansion are mitigated appropriately.
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