About this Research Topic
Science, Medicine and more specifically Rheumatology are in profound transformation. Innovative medicines like biotechnological drugs and new devices like prothesis are well known. However, in recent years, new products and methodologies based on machine learning and artificial intelligence, big data, apps, registries, electronic medical records, sensors, robotics,
and even services such as integrated care, home support, smart houses and smart cities, are bringing in a new technological era. This can have a profound impact in patients with rheumatic diseases. Moreover, the participation of patients is increasing, not only with involvement in the self-management of the diseases but also as user-innovators and user-entrepreneurs and are developing innovations to deal with daily difficulties imposed by their diseases.
Some topics are still being debated like the real beneficial improvements in health outcomes, ethics concerns, clinical validation, impact in individuals, society and healthcare systems. The cost effectiveness and utility of all these new information and communication tools are also being discussed.
This research topic aims to bring experts from different fields and welcome the submission of systematic reviews and original papers in the area of Innovation in Rheumatic diseases.
Keywords: Rheumatic diseases, Innovation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, integrated care
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