The healthcare industry has traditionally been incredibly slow at adapting and keeping up with transformational trends. However, breakthroughs in affordable technology - both wearable and industrial - implementation approval, regulatory acceptance and patient involvement, all have the power and potential to significantly change the healthcare sector and the experiences it can offer its patients and consumers.
For the majority of healthcare stakeholders though, an array of core barriers still pose a great threat to the completion of healthcare's transformation. For all the great technological innovations born from this industry, relationships are still the key so will patients actually trust a system that moves from physician-driven care to digital-driven care that is accessible to all ages? Will a reimbursement system truly be attained? Will the industry ever be able to attract real long-term investment - especially given EU funding uncertainty post-Brexit - and will regulators ever get on top of cybersecurity threats?
For the third consecutive time in London, the FT Digital Health Summit brings a unique and diverse line-up of speakers together, to cut deep into the heart of these challenges and map the route to a digitally-driven healthcare ecosystem.