Digital health is the theme of Park Annual on the 27th of September. A topic that Emma Spak, this year’s moderator, feel strongly about. We met up with Emma, a doctor and president of the Medical Association’s council for pharmaceuticals, IT and medical to ask her a few questions.
What does Digital Health mean for the future of health care?
“I believe above all that the conditions for a more equal health care is better when care is digitized. This includes everything from making it easier to book appointments in different languages to giving more people access to the research they need despite the geographical distance. Digital technology provides opportunities to come into contact with health care in several ways, based on the patient’s needs. It also gives the patient a greater scope to participate and to have a better dialogue with health care. For example, diabetics can now get access to better measurements and thus take greater responsibility for their own care. I also believe that improved working methods lead to higher quality and contribute to a better working environment ”
What can we learn from other industries?
“Definitely daring to try new approaches! Skatteverket has worked hard to digitize. The banking industry is another example that have successfully digitized with high security. Today we have become used to handling many bank matters via a box or an app on our phone. Us working in care must also learn how to digitize safely.
If we are to become number one in the world using digitization possibilities by 2025, a lot of expertise is required. At events such as Park Annual we can learn from each other and, not least, deepen contacts between companies, healthcare and academia. ”
The detailed planning is ongoing, and last year’s Park Annual became fully booked with a long waiting list – so secure your ticket and register at www.parkannual.se. We look forward to meeting you!