As digital medicine explodes in the zeitgeist of healthcare, Sanofi follows peers in appointing chief digital officer
Burdened with formidable challenges, such as inconsistent access and deployment of care in addition to the unsustainable cost of care, the US healthcare system has laid the groundwork for the use of digital tools to refresh the practice of medicine. In recent years, in addition to the penetration of tech giants into the realm of healthcare (cue Google, Apple), major drugmakers have also embraced the significance of these technologies, hiring chief digital/technology officers to usher in the era of telemedicine, wearables, cloud computing, machine learning and artificial intelligence. On Tuesday, France’s Sanofi said its chief medical officer Ameet Nathwani would also serve as the company’s first chief digital officer (CDO).
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