Media Release: Digital technology – is the future about patients taking personal responsibility for their healthcare?

CHALLENGES in the healthcare industry are well documented with our aging population and lifestyle-related health issues putting pressure on budgets.

The Rise of the Consumer, Digital Healthcare Event to be held in Edinburgh on 3rd and 4th November is the place where health professionals can come and learn about the latest technologies to be employed in the healthcare sector.

The conference which is open to healthcare professionals will include, seminars and panel sessions on:

  • New ways for the citizen to access digitally-enabled healthcare
  • Understanding and influencing behaviour
  • Understanding the citizen’s needs
  • Serving two markets
  • Designing the next generation of consumer and digital healthcare products and services
  • Patients as an asset
  • Matching digital need with digital healthcare solutions

The potential of digital technology is considerable offering affordable, effective and valued products and services to meet growing needs as the available resources of our state funded providers become stretched.

This unique conference aims to provide learning from outside the statutory sector focusing on the citizen as a consumer as it is consumers who make choices.

As demand for health care services grows, can digital health help our citizens become more responsible for their own health and wellbeing?

Can the Third Sector and the High Street play a greater role in serving the needs of our citizens and our communities?

As the number of nuclear families reduces, digital systems for elderly relatives can become essential in maintaining a means of social and family support to enable an independent home life.

By adopting a consumer-oriented approach, this conference aims to explore new ways for citizens to access health and care.

Registration for early bird bookers is £270 for the two day conference.  All enquiries to

Tel: +44 (0) 1463 250 028


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Notes to editors:

The Digital Healthcare Event a Catalyst meeting delivered by D Health.

November 3rd and 4th, Edinburgh

Day one: 12:30-17:30, The Royal Society, George Street, Edinburgh

Day two: 09:00 to 14:00, The George Hotel George Street, Edinburgh.

Digital Healthcare is a holistic term incorporating telemedicine, telehealth, telecare, E-Health, M-Health, Health IT and Assisted Living. As aging populations, lifestyle related diseases and other social and economic drivers continue to dominate global healthcare systems, digital healthcare is rapidly emerging as a key solution for delivering sustainable health and care for the future.

Based in Inverness, Scotland, D Health is a specialist consultancy which provides support services to the global digital healthcare community. Combined, D Health’s core team has over 50 years of experience in healthcare as academics, public servants, industry professionals and business leaders. Calling on its industry experience and networks, D Health’s expertise lies in its ability to identify funding, provide market intelligence, scope opportunities, design business/service models and broker partnerships.

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