The advance of digital technology continues to revolutionise all our lives on a seemingly ever-increasing basis. The provision of cancer care is no different in this respect.
Opportunities abound to improve practice in all areas of cancer care through better deployment of technology. This includes taking up tools already available, as well as harnessing rapidly emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. However, doing so in an effective and cost-efficient manner is no easy feat. Careful consideration is required with respect to such issues as implementation pitfalls, best practices, and the overall vision of future practice that is being sought.
Prof Regina Beets-Tan leading a session on Artificial Intelligence at the European Cancer Summit 2019. View the webcast here.
With this in mind, our new Network on Digital Healthcare will aim to assist the European cancer community and policy-makers in navigating the challenges of digital cancer care and maximising its possibilities.
Regina Beets-Tan and Wim Oyen are in the process of convening and co-chairing meetings with interested member societies, patient groups, Community 365, and other invited stakeholders, to set the agenda for 2020 and beyond. More information will be available soon.
Following last year’s lively debate on Digital Health, led by Regina Beets- Tan, an opportunity will be taken at this year's European Cancer Summit on 18 & 19 November to articulate early reflections from the Network and we invite you to join us. Find out more here.
Download the current Focused Topic Networks overview here. This document is regularly evolving based on discussions and agreed workstreams within each Network.