An interest in solutions to the global challenges of an ageing western demographic, and accompanying medical conditions, has thus far driven the growth of Jersey’s digital health sector. This growth is aided by the Island’s particular strengths which include an integrated health and social care service, a co-payment system that enables outcome (behavioural and revenue) experimentation and the autonomy to experiment with new technologies.
The Island of Jersey is the perfect environment for health innovation. The Island provides an efficient platform from which to study and address medical challenges and offers the opportunity to test medical applications in settings easily scalable to a global market place and also to test technology such as Internet of Things applications; potentially supported by a Digital Health research programme funded by grants from trusts and individuals.
Digital Jersey and its partners are actively developing relationships with technology providers including Apple, Microsoft, IBM and Samsung, and medical leaders such as the NHS, HSCiC, Digital Health Oxford, EMIS Health, The Royal College of Nursing and the Nursing Midwifery Council.
The current development of a new hospital will provide a unique opportunity for the Island to develop a state-of-the-art facility incorporating the latest technology and a showcase for innovative, contemporary patient care.