Digital Health: Barriers to the Widespread Adoption of Digital Technologies in Healthcare

When: 07/04/2023 - 07/04/2023
Where: Hôtel Dieu (Amphithéâtre Dupuytren) 1 place du Parvis de Notre Dame 75004 PARIS France
Séminaire Bernoulli Lab - Prof Marco Viceconti (Bologna) 7 April 2023, 14:00 – 15:30

Digital technologies have been kept on the margins of healthcare for too long.
A new generation of technologies can collect accurate information on each patient’s health status, transform them into clinically relevant biomarkers, and offer predictive capacities that can be used as clinical decision support systems, but also to assess the safety and efficacy of new interventions.
Using three guiding examples (wearables to quantify mobility in drug trials; a digital twin in healthcare for the differential diagnosis of dynapenia; an in silico trial on the effect of hip protectors) we will revise and discuss seven barriers that are slowing down the adoption of these technologies: slow development, lack of validation data collections, regulatory barriers, stakeholders’ information, scalability and computational efficiency, and training and re-training of the workforce.
We will also suggest possible initiatives, some already on-going, aimed to lower such barriers and increase the adoption rate.

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