What is it about?

The importance of medical school education and ongoing professional education in digital health apps and products.

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Why is it important?

Patients are already using health apps, but most of do not reach NHS standards, so doctors need to recommend the right products. Doctors do not use digital health products, apps and devices, which could improve care, because they don’t know about them.


Doctors need to know a lot about digital health solutions, but it is not included in medical curriculum or continuing professional development courses.

Dr Tamsin Mary Holland Brown
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust & Cambridge University Hospitals

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This page is a summary of: Digital health education: the need for a digitally ready workforce, Archives of Disease in Childhood Education & Practice, June 2022, BMJ,
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2021-322022.
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