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Digital doctors: is healthtech better news for private companies and practitioners than for patients?


About this ThinkIn

A ThinkIn for TTP.

The pandemic has accelerated the use of digital technology in healthcare. But does rapid innovation bring with it unintended consequences for patients? From implantable technology to online appointments and personalised apps that predict you’re unwell before you have symptoms, the line between high-tech consumer goods and medical devices is becoming increasingly blurred. As we grapple with a range of urgent global health challenges, how much can we expect tech innovation to provide scalable solutions that are affordable and accessible to everybody? Can invention keep pace with demand? How do we distinguish between high-tech consumer goods and genuine medical devices? And how should we balance value, efficacy and, of course, safety in bringing new technologies to market?

Hosts and guests

Liz Moseley
Members’ Editor

Lord James O’Shaughnessy
Member of the House of Lords since 2015, serving as Parliamentary Under Secretary for Health between 2016 and 2018

Dr Dan Strange
Dan is a business development leader for healthcare solutions at TTP