Responsible Innovation in Digital Health
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Responsible Innovation in Digital Health

Empowering the Patient

Edited by Tatiana Iakovleva, Elin M. Oftedal and John Bessant

Powerful new approaches and advances in medical systems drive increasingly high expectations for healthcare providers internationally. The form of digital healthcare – a suite of new technologies offering significant benefits in cost and quality – allow institutions to keep pace with society’s needs. This book covers the need for responsible innovation in this area, exploring the issues of implementation as well as potential negative consequences to ensure digital healthcare delivers for the benefit of all stakeholders.
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Chapter 3: Challenges in healthcare - the changing role of patients

Elin M. Oftedal, Tatiana Iakovleva and John Bessant

Abstract

In this chapter we provide an overview of the different healthcare contexts across countries in which the rest of our chapter’s cases are situated. We elaborate on the relationship between different stakeholders in healthcare and debate the role of patients in the healthcare sector from an innovation point of view. The chapter concludes with proposing a method for categorizing patients’ innovation behaviour in light of ongoing digitization of healthcare and society in general.

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