SYDNEY -- 1 APRIL 2016 -- Connected patients. Aged care technology solutions. Wearable smart devices. Genomics and personalised medicine. The use of mobile apps to facilitate better mental health. These were some of the topics included in the program of The Digital Health Show 2016 held in Sydney in April 2016.
Innovations and enthusiasm were in abundance. And it was almost impossible not to be swept up in the giddiness of the talk of big data, the internet of things, wearable gadgets, and solutions for aged care. But there is a need for all of these developments to be considered more critically. The perspectives of those adopting more considered approaches should be included in future programs. Privacy, security, trust, autonomy, social justice, and access are too important to be left off a digital health show's program.