Social inequalities in health are increasing during an era of rapid innovative technological development. Recent years have witnessed an era of intensified technology use in health care services as well as developments in personalized medicine and the use of big data for health purposes. These advances have promoted a growing dependency on technology in society and the collection of increasing amounts of personalized information.
These innovations are generally seen as positive developments, improving the diagnostics and treatment of disease as well as general public health, however their wider societal implications have not necessarily been evaluated or questioned . These technologies could be improving general public health but at the cost of increasing inequalities in health. We will discuss these challenges and examine potential recommendations to address the unequal dissemination of scientific and technological progress.
Dr. Hayden Bosworth is a health services researcher. His research interests comprise three overarching areas of research:
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