Episode #5: Digital transformation in healthcare    

Life Sciences Connect

Healthcare systems across Europe face rising pressures – particularly the increasing healthcare needs due to growing and ageing populations, multi-morbidity, and public expectations of more personalised and convenient services. Many clinicians are struggling to cope with increasing workloads, and the gap between the supply of resources and the demand for healthcare is widening. Consequently, most countries are looking to digital transformation to close this gap but progress has largely been slow, and the digital maturity of providers, both within and between countries, varying widely.

While COVID-19 has accelerated technology adoption and all countries can point to examples of good practice, there is scope for lessons to be learned more widely and for many of the alliances and partnerships that have been established over the past few months to become a driver of new models of outcome based care and shape a more predictive, preventative, personalised and participatory future.

In the fifth episode of Life Sciences Connect, we explore the challenges facing digital transformation in European healthcare, how things have been changing as a result of COVID-19 and how we should proceed into the future.

This episode is led by our host Karen Taylor. Karen is joined by Dr Lloyd Humphries, Head of Europe for SilverCloud Health, and Lars Dahle, founder and CEO of Dignio.

This episode explores:

  • The rationale for healthcare’s digital transformation
  • The adoption challenges facing clinicians and patients and examples of good practice in overcoming these challenges 
  • The impact of COVID-19 on technology adoption and the factors shaping the future of health in Europe.

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