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The Role of Digital Health Technologies in Drug Development: A Workshop

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The Role of Digital Health Technologies in Drug Development

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Digital health technologies (e.g. smartphone apps, wearable sensors, and other remote, sensor-based tools that combine hardware and software) have become increasingly available to consumers, providers, and researchers. They offer new opportunities to address critical challenges or 'pain points', better connect patients and health care providers, and incorporate patient input throughout the drug research and development (R&D) life cycle. This workshop will provide a venue to discuss challenges and opportunities in using digital health technologies to improve the probability of success in drug development. Workshop participants may consider key components for an evidence-based framework for applying digital health technologies towards drug research and development.

The workshop is convened by the National Academies Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation and the Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES:

  • Highlight critical barriers or 'pain points' along the drug R&D lifecycle for which digital health technologies may be uniquely suited to address;
  • Consider lessons learned from currently validated digital health technology applications that could be generalizable for newer digital health technologies;
  • Consider opportunities to enable the practical application of digital health technologies for improving drug development (e.g. sharing best practices for the validation and use of digital health technologies, harmonizing guidelines across sectors).
  • Consider strategies to determine the evidentiary standard for selecting digital health technologies that are fit for purpose in drug development (e.g. examining existing frameworks);
  • Discuss privacy, ethical, and regulatory issues related to the use of digital health technologies;

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To join online, please visit the workshop page. The webcast will start streaming at the time the workshop begins. No log-in information is needed. Recordings of the webcast will be available on our workshop page shortly after the workshop ends.

If you have any questions, please email Eeshan Khandekar (ekhandekar@nas.edu).

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