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Digital health in rheumatology
  1. Vinod Ravindran1,
  2. Suchitra Kataria2
  1. 1 Centre for Rheumatology, Calicut, Kerala, India
  2. 2 Melange Communications, Singapore, Singapore
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vinod Ravindran, Centre for Rheumatology, Calicut 673009, India; drvinod12{at}

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We read with interest the article by Dr Burmester on the digital technologies which have the potential to deeply impact healthcare delivery in rheumatology too.1 Technology has always been integral to modern medicine and without doubt it has played a big role in advanced diagnostics, drug development, treatment and rehabilitation. However, the personalised data-led approach is a recent phenomenon which is poised to change the way medicine has been practised traditionally since its evolution, as highlighted by Dr Burmester. In this context, some other aspects and concerns as we have outlined below may also be considered.

A burst of big data and the artificial neural network-powered artificial intelligence is already empowering the clinicians, patients and the care …

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  • Handling editor Josef Smolen

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. Reference 2 and the title have been updated.

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