Digital Healthcare Technologies and Human Rights

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The possibilities of modern healthcare stretch the imagination: examples include
diagnosis using artifi cial intelligence, personalised medicine, 3D-printed organs,
robotic surgery, gene-edited babies, and ingestible sensors in medications to
monitor intake. Simultaneously, new data-driven technologies promise a shift
from a ‘ vertical ’ patient – doctor relationship to increased patient participation
and empowerment. The Internet has been central to this transformation,
enabling patients to research their health conditions, and to connect with others
to share experiences and look for novel solutions, when the healthcare system
falls short. Through mobile apps and wearable devices, patients can, furthermore,
track their health, while sharing real-time information with healthcare
practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth and Human Rights : European and Global Perspectives
PublisherIntersentia
Publication date18 Apr 2022
Edition2nd
Pages327-357
Chapter12
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2022

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