Digital technologies play a fast-moving role in healthcare pathways, individual health practices, and biomedical research. Far from being instruments for simply enhancing efficiency and safety in healthcare, the use of digital tools in the context of clinical practice and health research in health has the potential to redefine roles and responsibilities in healthcare, reshape doctor-patient relationships, force a renegotiation of rights and duties, and provoke larger shifts in healthcare practice. This potential comes with a number of technical, social, political, ethical and legal challenges. To address these challenges and foster its potential, an interdisciplinary perspective on digital health is needed: this is the approach that we take at the Digital Health Network at King's College London.
The Digital Health Network at King’s is home to world-class research from a breadth of Faculties and Departments, broadening the scope of digital health research. Its goal is to foster collaboration across Departments, Schools and Faculties, allowing for a greater range of unique research on the social, ethical, and political aspects of digital health that addresses real-world problems. The establishment of the Digital Health Network at King’s Network was supported by the Social Science and Public Policy Faculty (Faculty Fund, PI Dr Federica Lucivero).
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