With technologies prevailing and in the darkest and most stressful crisis, solutions surge to help people adjust. Telemedicine was experiencing a momentum during COVID-19. The question is: would telemedicine maintain its momentum as a medium of medical practice in the post pandemic era? Would patients trust in virtual treatment?
According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US, telemedicine visits have increased in the US by 50% during the first quarter of 2020, compared with the same period in 2019. It seems that patients were highly satisfied, relieved of being treated while avoiding to enter healthcare facilities and risk contagion. Providers quickly acclimated to providing healthcare through this virtual medium. Can Telemedicine maintain its momentum as a medium of medical practice in the post pandemic era?
The future of telemedicine in healthcare is impacted by several technologies like Internet of Medical Things (IomT), Blockchain, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI can be leveraged to provide automated interactions with patients, while the powerful 5G network is critical for delivering medical images, remote patient monitoring, and virtual meetings, along with multiple other healthcare needs that are supported by using real time technology.
ICS helps healthcare providers to develop and implement strategic solutions to integrate Telemedicine as part of their services. We support our clients through multiple disciplines, including:
- Customized and reliable hospital information system development
- Software and apps development
- Secured real-time video management
- Cyber/Cloud Security
- Telemedicine integration with clinical devices/other systems
- Digital health records/ health awareness management