Digital health is the convergence of the digital and genetics revolutions with health, healthcare, living, and society. The benefits of #digital health include the empowerment of consumers to better track, manage, and improve their own and their family’s health. In healthcare, digital technology is also helping to reduce inefficiencies in delivery, improve access, reduce costs, increase quality, and make medicine more personalized and precise.
While the Digital Revolution is characterized by “the mass production and widespread use of digital logic circuits, and its derived technologies, including the computer, digital cellular phone, and fax machine”, the key elements of digital health are largely enumerated by Dr. Eric Topol in his book “The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care”. According to Topol, there are several super-convergence elements comprising digital health. The infographic at right depicts the increasing health benefits of digital health and is based upon Dr. Topol’s concepts.