The development of pioneering new digital treatments and technologies, including robotics, artificial intelligence and data networks, is set to transform our healthcare systems over the coming years, optimising our healthcare system and offering numerous benefits for patients and healthcare providers alike.
As such, the digitalisation of healthcare is high on the agenda of the new Commission, with new European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, saying maximising the potential of the digitalisation of healthcare is a key priority in her portfolio.
However, these advancements are not without controversy as stakeholders highlight their significant ethical and environmental ramifications.
Using digital tools to deliver care more efficiently presents a massive opportunity to relieve Europe’s strained healthcare systems, but the enormous potential of this technology carries significant ethical and environmental considerations, EURACTIV heard at a recent event.
The Commission will kick-off the discussion on the 'Europe's beating cancer plan' next 4 February on the occasion of the world cancer day, while the communication and action plan itself is expected towards the end of 2020, Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides announced.
With digital technologies set to irrevocably change the face of our healthcare systems, the ethical concerns surrounding the use of artifical intelligence (AI) are increasingly gaining prominence in policy circles.
Radiology is at the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI) in the healthcare sector, as it can help enhance the quality of diagnosis on the basis of knowledge acquired from other patients, said medical professor Boris Brkljačić.
Healthcare has never been more accessible, intelligent or dynamic. The increased use of advanced data analytics, connected devices, genomics and AI is ushering in a new era with the potential for real breakthroughs in patient outcomes and operational efficiencies across …