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The Digital Pill: What Everyone Should Know about the Future of Our Healthcare System

Elgar Fleisch
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Christoph Franz
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Andreas Herrmann
University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

Product Details
08 Mar 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
292 pages - 152 x 229mm
Information technology is changing healthcare in numerous wide-ranging aspects, including significantly improving the overall quality of patient care and therefore helping to reduce limitations in people's daily lives.

The Digital Pill reflects on how digital technologies can combat chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurodegenerative diseases as well as mental disorders. Chronic diseases touch every family, generate infinite suffering and cause the lion's share of every countries' healthcare spending across the world.

The authors carefully study a broad selection of contemporary companies and healthcare organizations that are shaping digital healthcare. They report pioneering cases from large and small technology, insurance, and pharmaceutical companies as well as healthcare providers of all sorts across the globe and bring forward patterns and corner stones of an affordable and patient centric digital healthcare. The Digital Pill is essential reading for anyone working in, engaged with or interested in understanding the future of healthcare.
PART 1: Will the healthcare system become a victim of its own success?
Chapter 1. Medical progress is a success story that comes with consequences;
Chapter 2. Non-communicable diseases are overtaxing our healthcare system;
Chapter 3. Digitalization will be a key success factor for the healthcare system of the future;
PART 2: Digital technologies are changing patients and healthcare systems
Chapter 4. Do-it-yourself medicine;
Chapter 5. The digital doctor-patient relationship;
Chapter 6. Digital therapeutics;
Chapter 7. Digital health data and data security;
Chapter 8. Value-based Medicine;
Chapter 9. Digital drug development;
PART 3: The five pillars of the healthcare system of tomorrow
Chapter 10. Re-allocation of roles: Patients gain power – and responsibility;
Chapter 11. Digital health data & infrastructure:Data donation is the new blood drive;
Chapter 12. Precision medicine:The pill just for me;
Chapter 13. Focus on results & transparency:Payment on delivery;
Chapter 14. Preventive medicine:Prevention is better than cure;
Elgar Fleisch co-founded the Center for Digital Health Interventions at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, focusing on creating and testing technologies and business models for digital therapeutics. His center works in close cooperation with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, United States, and the Future Health Technologies Center in Singapore.

Christoph Franz is Honorary Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and pushes several digital life science projects in the framework of his role as Chairman of Roche/Genentech.

Andreas Herrmann has spent many years studying the decision-making behaviour of individuals, particularly the influence of technologies for supporting decisions made by individuals.

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