If it wasn’t clear before, it is now. The coronavirus pandemic and the consequent lockdowns across the world have really hit home the importance of digitalization.
Working from home, virtual meetings and lectures, online shopping, video calls to catch up with family and friends...a myriad of digital services are enabling companies and individuals to keep the show going during the extended global crisis.
As Covid-19 dominates the headlines, a victim of collateral damage is patients with chronic illnesses or non-serious ailments. With medical professionals and systems under severe stress, these patients are struggling to get care across nations. Enter telehealth - the distribution of healthcare and related services and information using digital communication technologies – which has the potential to ease the burden on the healthcare system.
Other than providing consultation and support to patients, telehealth can help prevent the spread of the virus by reducing the number of people visiting breeding grounds such as clinics and hospitals.