This was a year unlike any other as the world responded to the pandemic public health emergency by deploying telehealth solutions to comply with social distancing orders and fast-tracked development and deployment of diagnostics, therapeutics, and Covid-19 vaccines.
A Law360 article evaluates key trends in digital health during 2020. The authors note that the use of digital health technologies in care delivery expanded significantly in 2020, as the COVID-19 public health emergency required reduced in-person interaction in order to curb the spread of the disease. In particular, 2020 witnessed significant developments in telehealth, interoperability and health information exchange, and medical device software.
In a Bloomberg Law article, the authors expect 2021 key trends in the digital health and health care space to include the continued expansion of big data, artificial intelligence, and telehealth, and a movement toward increased portability of patient health information.
The Law360 and Bloomberg Law articles were authored by the co-heads of Ropes & Gray’s Digital Health Initiative - IP transactions partner Megan Baca (Silicon Valley), life sciences regulatory & compliance partner Kellie Combs (Washington, D.C.), and health care partner Christine Moundas (New York).
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