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On March 24, 2020, a 1-day public workshop titled The Role of Digital Health Technologies in Drug Development was convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. This workshop builds on prior efforts to explore how virtual clinical trials facilitated by digital health technologies (DHTs) might change the landscape of drug development. To explore the challenges and opportunities in using DHTs for improving the probability of success in drug R&D, enabling better patient care, and improving precision medicine, the workshop featured presentations and panel discussions on the integration of DHTs across all phases of drug development. Throughout the workshop, participants considered how DHTs could be applied to achieve the greatest impact—and perhaps even change the face of how clinical trials are conducted—in ways that are also ethical, equitable, safe, and effective. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.


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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. The Role of Digital Health Technologies in Drug Development: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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142 pages |  6 x 9 | 

  • Paperback:  978-0-309-67959-6
  • Ebook:  978-0-309-67962-6

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