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Digital Economy: The digitisation of healthcare w/ Jackie Hunter

What unique challenges surround the application of digital technologies in healthcare and how do we overcome them?

In this latest Digital Economy podcast from The Economist, Intelligence Unit host Pete Swabey discusses these challenges with Prof. Jackie Hunter, CE Clinical and Strategic Partnerships at BenevolentAI, Professor Ann Blandford, deputy director for digital health at the UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Elizabeth Sukkar, Managing Editor and Global Editorial lead for healthcare at The EIU.

There are arguably few applications of digital technology more worthwhile than human health, however integrating technologies into healthcare systems is uniquely complex. This podcast provides an introduction to some of the challenges that healthcare providers face in their pursuit of digital innovation, and explores some of the paths forward. This episode touches upon issues ranging from health literacy, to the sensitivity of health data and the need for trust and transparency.

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