Digital Healthcare

Scotland’s digital healthcare industry has a worldwide reputation for innovation and investment, with advanced capabilities across all aspects of digital health, pulling strength from our informatics and creative industry sectors.

Scotland provides a rich platform for academic excellence in digital health and care and we can offer a perfect test bed environment for healthcare companies, thanks to our diverse urban, rural and remote locations.

We also have the world-renowned National Health Service (NHS). Scotland as a single healthcare provider. They provide access to patients and medical professionals, creating an extensive test and evaluation environment. Outstanding level of collaboration between industry , universities, NHS and Government, creates an open-innovation environment, with collaborations and clinical trials managed by NRS Scotland.

Digital Healthcare – key facts

  • Scotland’s research and innovation centres in digital health and care are pioneering efforts in telehealth and telecare.
  • Scotland has a stable population with high levels of morbidity in key disease areas.
  • Scotland has comprehensive medical information and e-health patient records.
  • Scotland’s single healthcare provider (NHS Scotland) actively engages with industry to develop digital health solutions and offers remote health and care services.
  • Scotland has 60 companies actively involved in digital healthcare.
  • Strong government support for digital health.
  • A perfect test bed environment for healthcare companies, thanks to our diverse urban, rural and remote locations.
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