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How strong data protection can help drive digital health

Posted on 14.10.2022

It’s hard to think of information that feels more personal than data about our own health. Yet we’re generating and monitoring more health data now than ever before. From specific technology designed to help manage certain medical conditions to home monitoring tools, there are more and more digital options to help manage patient health.

The benefits are increasingly clear. Remote patient monitoring and teleconsultations have already helped to maintain a high standard of patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitals and general practitioners regularly share electronic health records to help healthcare professionals get comprehensive insight into a patient’s overall health condition and thus ensure more efficient treatment between disciplines.

Patients are increasingly taking advantage of the opportunity to keep a closer eye on their own health. Statistics show that the number of wearable devices and digital health tools has increased in Europe over the last years.