Converging technology and healthcare, placing it into the hands of the consumer
Daniel Mahony, PhD, of Polar Capital Partners, talks to us about the convergence of technology and healthcare and how it will create a major structural transformation of healthcare around the world. Dr Mahony expresses interest in how we can create technology that will enable consumers to better look after their health, avoiding progression to serious chronic illnesses. He believes that in 5-10 years from now, each of us will be able to have a lot more control over our own data. He mentions a combination of professional medicine merging with consumer healthcare. He provides the example of taking information that is clinically well validated and bringing it into the consumer setting. Investors are constantly seeking new and disruptive ideas.