Who are other stakeholders in digital medicine?

Patients are the stakeholders at the center of digital medicine, and we also recognize the critically important role of caregivers.

Clinical care providers remain at the center of medicine and are ultimately the experts who drive decision making at the point of care.

Physician-scientists are central to the discovery and development of novel measurements and treatments and are responsible for the ethical and safe conduct of research.

Healthcare researchers design and execute studies that either provide the substrate for future digital development or examine digital tools themselves.

Regulators and payers will be as influential in digital medicine as they are in the development and practice of, as well as access to, traditional medicine.

Developers of traditional (non-software) medical products -- biopharma and medical device companies -- are stakeholders in this field as the line between ‘traditional’ and ‘digital’ medicine continues to blur.

Experts in the emerging field of digital therapeutics will take on a pivotal role in developing new interventions to improve clinical and health economic outcomes.

Data scientists will play an increasing role as the density of data available from digital data tools revolutionized our industry. Similarly, cyber-security experts and ethicists will have critical roles in this new, digital era in healthcare.

Engineers -- both hardware and software -- will be central to the advancement of digital medicine, providing the tools this industry will be built on. They will need to work closely with other stakeholders to understand the nuances of a highly regulated industry built on individuals’ health data.

Funders -- both government and non-governmental funding organizations that support health research will have significant impact on the direction and pace of the evolution of digital medicine.