The ongoing emergence of technology in healthcare to enhance patient outcomes

Dan J. Corbett*, Maurice Hall, Lezley-Anne Hanna, Heather E. Barry

*Corresponding author for this work

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Technology, in all aspects, forms a core part of modern life, with a huge proportion of our daily activities having at least some reliance on a technological system for one or many purposes. Healthcare is not exempt from this and, indeed, is arguably one of the areas of our lives within which technology has the most influence – from access to healthcare systems, through to the identification and management of disease states and even the monitoring of our physical status in the absence of ill health. The ongoing emergence of technology in healthcare is accelerating in line with that of technology more generally, offering the potential for even greater developments in how we manage our populations’ health and, ultimately, enhance patient outcomes. This chapter seeks to explore key aspects of the emergence of technology within healthcare in recent times, as well as addressing key challenges, opportunities for overcoming these and to consider the future shape of our healthcare systems as a result of more recently emerging technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging drug delivery and biomedical engineering technologies: transforming therapy
EditorsDimitrios Lamprou
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781003224464
ISBN (Print)9781032122717
Publication statusPublished - 06 Apr 2023

Publication series

NameDrugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences


  • Emerging Technologies
  • Healthcare 4.0
  • Telemedicine
  • Connected Health
  • Mobile Technology
  • Adherence
  • Internet of Things
  • Wearable Technologies


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