medDigital insights in the Journal of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine!
7th June 2019 by Asimina Pantazi
Last Monday, we were thrilled to find out that the medDigital article “Enabling the Digital Health Innovators” was published in the lead column of the Journal of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (JFPM)!
The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FPM) is an organisation that brings together around 1,500 medically qualified members of three colleges of physicians in the UK:
- The Royal College of Physicians of London
- The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
- The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
medDigital fully align with the mission of FPM “to advance the science and practice of pharmaceutical medicine by working to develop and maintain competence, ethics and integrity and the highest professional standards in the specialty for the benefit of the public”. FPM members work in diverse areas in order to achieve this, from clinical trials, pharmaceutical marketing and regulatory affairs. They aim to improve health of the public through their activities, including discovery, development, evaluation, licensing and monitoring of medicines.
In our article, we wanted to highlight the importance of digital innovations in healthcare and offer an overview of the support available in the UK environment. We believe that all modern healthcare systems, including the NHS, should adapt to the technological developments in order to ensure patients receive the care they need, quickly and efficiently. For instance, in 2018 and early 2019 we have seen numerous medical applications (Apps), wearables, virtual reality systems emerging in the healthcare start-up environment. These new technologies are enabling real-time diagnosis, tele-monitoring of symptoms and health progress tracking. In our article we listed organisations and initiatives, such as DigitalHealth.London Accelerator, Health Foundry, Digital Catapult and MedCity who are doing the essential work of offering useful services and shaping the right ecosystem for digital innovations to flourish.
Transforming patients’ lives is at the heart of all the work we do at medDigital. We believe that insightful science combined with digital means can upgrade health and we are advocates of the digital movement in healthcare and its supporters.
Are you interested in Digital Health Innovators? Read our article on page 4 of FPM, edition 4, summer 2019!