Digital health takes stage at the Consumer Electronics Show
By: John Reites | January 06, 2016
There is no bigger stage to see the continued rise of digital health than at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which will be held from January 6 – 10th in Las Vegas this year. In an exciting move, CES is expanding its focus on digital health with the Digital Health Summit this year. The breadth of digital health continues to boast established innovators and welcome new technology entrants as a result of $4.3 billion in digital health funding added in 2015 according to Rock Health’s latest report. This track is also gaining traction when you consider that 80 percent of consumers have adopted at least one digital health technology over the course of 2015.
Digital health is playing an increasingly influential role shaping the future of clinical research. As a participant and panelist at CES this year, I’m looking forward to sharing more about the innovative work Quintiles is doing in digital health to enhance our customers’ clinical research programs. I’ll be alongside a group of fellow industry experts discussing how data from mobile health (mHealth) apps and wearables are impacting clinical research. When considering digital health solutions that are providing positive impact on clinical research studies for our customers today, there are three in particular that come to mind:
The above solutions represent only a fraction of the list of exciting digital health innovations gaining traction in 2016. It is an exciting time as this year provides an opportunity for embracing the digital health revolution to improve the clinical research experience for sponsors, researchers and patients.