Covid-19: The Impact On Digital Health And MedTech

Tuesday, 4th August 2020

14:30 London BST | 09:30 New York EDT

Digital Health and MedTech are improving many areas of the healthcare industry, from drug discovery and diagnostics to the delivery of treatment. Increasing digitalisation across Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare will continue to drive value-based care, a key theme across healthcare.

As a result of lockdowns and social distancing around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the uptake of digital health products and services. Patients and the general public have embraced these technologies in order to access medical services. Healthcare providers have adapted their operations to accommodate these new offerings.

Topics covered will include:

  • Health sector prospects for the leading technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Blockchain.
  • Analysis of the key barriers to digital healthcare, specifically data privacy and cybersecurity.
  • An assessment of the utility of select digital technologies in the provision of healthcare during coronavirus pandemic.
  • Implications of Digital Health/Med Tech uptake acceleration for multinational medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

Presenters

Aysha Irfan

Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Analyst

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