Leveraging cost-effective digital health solutions as a means to improve the patient experience, and activate them
Increasingly, regions with reduced resources have been developing innovative and creative ways to deliver care and serve patient needs that often exceed developed countries models in efficiency and effectiveness.
For example, regions in Asia and Africa are using mobile phones to support care delivery and health promotion in remarkable ways. Although telemedicine has been around for decades – the US Navy has been using it to support medical field operations since 1995 – this traditionally involved primarily physician-to-physician transactions. Today, there is a growing use of telecare, direct from provider-to-patient in their home, or on their phone with the use of at-home diagnostics and wearables.
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