The Patient Coalition for AI, Data and Digital Tech in Health

As the first of its kind, the Patient Coalition for AI, Data and Digital Tech in Health unites a truly diverse group of patient groups, charities, Royal Colleges and industry with a focus on championing the patient perspective in digital health.

The Coalition will work to provide insights and influence the policymaking process to progress this agenda by: identifying gaps in the evidence and conducting research to offer novel insights on patient priorities in digital health; developing policy recommendations; and engaging with Government stakeholders and other policymakers to advocate and campaign for system improvements.

The Patients Association, chair of the the Patient Coalition for AI, Data and Digital Tech in Health, is supporting the Digital Health campaign that launched on 15th March 2022 in The Guardian and online.

The campaign showcases how digital health including AI and technology can promote patient-centric healthcare.

Patients Association's Chief Executive, Rachel Power, contributes to the campaign with a short article on putting patients at the heart of tech innovation. Three elements are critical, she writes:

  1. Understanding the true impact of digital exclusion.
  2. Providing patients a choice on how they access healthcare.
  3. Using language patients can understand.