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Simon Lin Linwood, MD, MBA

Digital health is the concept of using technology, especially internet-based technologies, to diagnose, monitor, treat, and prevent diseases. Some examples of digital health include mobile health, electronic health records, wearable or implanted devices with wireless communication, smartphones installed with specific applications (apps), telehealth, telemedicine, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Digital health innovations have helped clinicians, medical staff, and caregivers to deliver better patient care. The 10 chapters in this book, contributed by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists, discuss the recent advances in the field of digital health, how these innovations have helped in delivering better patient care, and the challenges that lie ahead in achieving equity in health care. Gathering and sharing by individuals of their health-related data to enhance their medical care or personal wellness are popular and growing rapidly. This is termed electronic patient generated health data for healthcare. Chapter 1 intro-duces the concept of patient-generated health data for healthcare and discusses the benefits and challenges along with the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues sur rounding such practice. Early diagnosis is critical to improving survival rates of lethal cancers; however, there are no reliable screening tests for these cancers. CONTINUE READING…..


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