Digital health: rise of the machines


Digital health: rise of the machines

Digital health, which brings together digital and genetic data to improve healthcare, will play a vital role in personalised medicine. But there will be significant challenges when it comes to protecting this innovative new area. LSIPR looks at its uses and the potential challenges.

Healthcare is getting personal.

Just as a greater understanding of genetics paved the way for a revolution in medicine, making made-to-measure treatment programmes a reality for many patients, advances in technology are sparking another revolution.

The big technology players—such as Apple, Samsung and Google—are putting smaller, more powerful devices into the hands of many, and creating infrastructures to store our data.

digital healthcare, iWatch, Apple, smartphones, patent law