Monday , November 19 2018

Digital health start-ups raise record $11.5 billion in 2017

DUBAI / WAM

Arab Health, an exhibition for healthcare and trade professionals in the Mena region, has outlined the role of tech start-ups in playing a more vital role in the healthcare industry in areas such as personalised medicine and more efficient technology-enabled care models.
The report, titled ‘Technology: Accelerating Innovation Across Healthcare’, revealed that digital health start-ups are said to have raised $11.5 billion in 2017, up 27 percent from 2016, exponentially increasing the pace of digital innovation
in healthcare.
“The market is ripe for new healthcare start-ups and entrepreneurs looking to make their mark on the industry. Over the years, we have seen growing interest in new products and innovations that will contribute to shaping the future of healthcare. Hospitals, medical device manufacturers and service providers across the globe are facing increasing pressure to innovate in order to become competitive,” said Ross Williams, Exhibition
Director of Arab Health.
The report outlines the positive impact of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) virtual reality, wearable technologies, 3D printing and drones
as an agent for transformation in healthcare.

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