Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are all building technologies that have the potential to transform the delivery of care. Here are some examples of BigTech's road into healthcare.
Early results from a first-of-its-kind study suggest that typical use of a family planning app called Dot is as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy.
Engineers have successfully developed and validated the feasibility of blockchain-based technologies for secure, confidential sharing of patient medical records.
European Commission put forward a set of measures to increase the availability of data in the EU, building on previous initiatives to boost the free flow of non-personal data in the Digital Single Market. A key factor is to ensure securing citizens' healthcare data while fostering European cooperation
Australian eHealth strategy pushes towards a digital health services ecosystem which will lead to greater involvement and responsibility for consumers.
The Danes show how e-health can work at the state level. As a healthcare portal, sundhed.dk is a central access point for doctors and patients alike to look at findings, medications, treatment plans or billing.
Eric Schmidt has strong opinions about the healthcare system, its providers and professionals. He critized that the healthcare ecosystem was still being stuck in the “stone age" and challenges it to "focus on innovation".