19 November
20 November
21 November
Digital Therapeutics


John Crawford

Digital Health

This year the Digital Health track's two themes will focus on how technology is actively being used in relation to health services. The other theme on the Digital Health track is Digital Therapeutics where we explore how technology is currently being prescribed by health care professionals as an alternative to medicine in treatment of illnesses. The use of apps and wearables is increasing in healthcare where patients can monitor their own health and be supported in reaching their goals. We will explore how apps, wearables and technologies similar to these can strengthen patients’ ability to provide self-care. We will also consider the ethical aspects in sharing personal health data and also the perspectives of AI in this area.

What can you expect to learn?
We will convey concrete cases where technology is being used in education, planning, treatment and/or prevention in the health care sector. Academics and health professionals using the technologies and health technologic developers are available to tell about current solutions. Furthermore, there will be an opportunity to see and try different examples of technology, experiencing its use and effects.  

Why should you attend this track?
You will gain inspiration from different disciplines within the healthcare sector and their experiences in using technology in different aspects of health. Additionally, you will gain insight into VR/AR’s potential and patient-centered devices for self-monitoring, as well as introduction to future solutions. You are welcome to participate in discussions on the ethical aspect in using technology in healthcare. The track is based on short presentations, interactive opportunities, showcases of current solutions and meetings with experts working in their field of technology.

Target group
This track is for everyone interested in using and gaining benefits from health technology. Clinicians, patients, patient associations, social care workers, educational institutions, students or people working with health care technology may have particular interest in this track.

Expert opens the subject by looking into existing and future technology.

Exploring the term digital therapeutics – what does it mean and what are the consequences of its use?

Joe Kvedar

Innovation expert gives examples of how to develop solutions and projects that involve patients and caregivers.

4 experts from relevant areas present themselves and their work – 3 companies pitch their solutions and a panel debate explores the possibilities and barriers for their implementation in healthcare.

Joe Kvedar
Liz Ashall-Payne