Do health technologies
match our healthcare needs?
With: Saba Hinrichs-Krapels, MEng MIET Delft Technology Fellow
The purpose of any country’s healthcare system, whether it relies on a public or private provision model, is to ensure the health and well-being of its citizens. The use of technology is now an integral part of healthcare, and forms a substantial portion of its expenditure, and the medical device industry itself continues to grow to cater for its needs. But do we know what happens to health technologies (especially medical devices and equipment) once they are adopted into hospitals, GP practices, and specialist centres? Are they catering to the healthcare needs of patients? This presentation explores these questions and demonstrates some of the challenges in generating the needed evidence to provide answers.
For information or registration please send an email to Cristina Richie.