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How health tech is revolutionising patient care
Marcia Rankin Smith at Ada Lovelace Day Online 2022
Data- and AI-driven health tech can significantly improve how patients engage with their care, empowering them to better understand their condition and how it can be managed. These new health tech solutions are also changing clinical practice for disease diagnosis and management for conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure, and can help reduce pressures on healthcare providers, eg by facilitating early discharge. So what is this health tech and how does it improve patient outcomes?
About Marcia Rankin-Smith
Marcia is the Lead for Digital Consultancy at LenusHealth. She has 20 years of experience in IT/Digital, enjoying roles in both private and public sector, including media, sport, local and central government and the NHS. Although the roles have evolved along with the technology in use, a common theme among these positions has been ‘transformation’ and how technology could enable it and make experiences better for users. None truer than with her current role as the lead for digital consultancy at a digital health agency, who are helping to shape the evolution of remote patient monitoring through technology.
Previous roles have included strategy and transformation consultant at dxw, head of innovation at NHS.uk, head of digital transformation at Scottish Government, partnership director at Agilisys Ltd, senior product build specialist as The Press Association, venue technology manager at the Commonwealth Games Manchester 2002.
Marcia holds a BSc Hons in IT and business management from the University of York. She is a mum to two young children, married and lives in York. Away from work she is a keen singer and learning photography.
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