IEEE SA Healthcare and Life Sciences (HLS) is building an ecosystem of stakeholders across the globe that want to leverage technology to enable a patient-centered approach to healthcare.
IEEE SA HLS helps drive technology innovations in order to transform the monitoring, diagnosis, and therapeutic delivery while protecting privacy, security, and the right to care for each patient. The current approach to healthcare–treating the patient as the outcome rather than a partner–is outdated. Designed to operate in a non-digital era, the current system has major vulnerabilities to patient health, privacy, and right to care. New technology applications offer the transformation to a patient-driven healthcare system enabling precision medicine, the right to privacy and security, and accessibility for all.