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Exploring the implications of new technologies for the self-management of Illness

Future Health Systems

What are the potential effects of the development of technology — and specifically information communication technologies (ICTs) such as smartphones, the internet and diagnostic technologies — will have on our current healthcare systems and how this could transform the way we manage health at both an individual and public level? At the beginning of June, the Institute of Development Studies convened a three-day workshop titled ‘Exploring the social, ethical and legal implications of new information and diagnostic technologies for the self-management of Illness’ to tackle exactly that issue. The workshop focused on how people living with chronic communicable and non-communicable disease in low-income countries (LICs) were beginning to actively engage in health seeking behaviour and were using ICTS to manage their conditions. This is the first post in a six-week series that explores these issues.
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