Since the start of 2020, the digitalisation of healthcare has accelerated to unprecedented levels. But digital adoption has been a slow-moving process for healthcare as an industry.
Just look at the regulatory complexities that exist, the legacy hardware and software, a lack of standardisation...
But with the introduction of new technology, and the demands of users and patients has increased.
We also can’t ignore external factors such as COVID which has increased the demand of the users and patients, putting our health at the top of our minds.
But, what is digital health?
It's the convergence of digital technologies with health, healthcare, living, and society to enhance the efficiency of healthcare delivery and make medicine more personalised and precise.
What does that mean in practice?
Here are some components of digital health to help paint a picture:
👉 Treating data as a strategic asset
👉 Data-driven decision making
👉 Connect care teams & patients
👉 Build a learning health system
While the healthcare industry took it's time to digitalise, now it's started, the possibilities for improving patient care keep growing.