The world is working through the pandemic together facing the obstacles with bravery and concern. It has made us realise one thing without a shred of doubt, which is that innovations in health information technology have been a saving grace in our efforts to slow the spread of the virus. Digitization of healthcare and the promotion of healthcare technology is inevitable in the current social context as social distancing becomes the norm.
It is in the times of greatest need that innovation drives breakthroughs that redefine the way things work. Interspersing of technology and healthcare is one of those breakthroughs. ITConnectUS supports the Healthcare industry with our amazing array of IT tools and software that boost hospital and administrative productivity and give new insights into medicines and treatment. Ranging from artificial intelligence in healthcare to remote patient monitoring the possibilities are endless.
Though there is one digital medium that remains untapped. Telemedicine and telehealth is the use of telecommunication technology to enable the dissemination of medical knowledge in healthcare technology. We need to seriously begin to consider these as mediums to treat and care for patients remotely in whichever ways possible. They are some of the cheaper forms of healthcare technology that are easily available in developing countries and developed countries. This brings excellent medical advice to those who otherwise had no access to this level of care.
Healthcare Information technology often presents methods that may seem unconventional at first but they have already proven useful in many facets of healthcare. It has been used in health education services, remote monitoring of vital signs, ECG or blood pressure and remote doctor-patient consultations (telemedicine). While the only thing people can talk about today is COVID 19 we cannot forget that people are sick with other diseases and illnesses and those who live in a remote location. They will require consultations with a doctor, telemedicine and appropriate use of healthcare technology significantly decreases the risk of infection by helping these patients receive their diagnosis remotely from the comfort of their homes at minimal expense.