If we go back to the time when television came over the air, all seven channels of it, and the fast-food banner was carried by White Castle, and healthcare was home delivered, doctors with MD plates would drive up to your home and conduct their examination right there.
In a country like Nepal, where ensuring affordable and accessible community health care is a significant challenge; telemedicine can be a game-changer. As countries worldwide are embracing this model of health care, Nepal is behind but catching up.
Afghanistan, a country located in central Asia with a population of over 38 million and a life expectancy of 61-64 years in men and women respectively, has been facing decades of war, social problems, and intense poverty for more than a century. Since the 1970s, social conflict and civil war have led a large number of the population to suffer from mental health problems, mostly in youths between the ages of 18-25.
As the adoption of telemedicine continues to grow dramatically, even as the healthcare and health insurance industries prepare for months of COVID-19 treatment and vaccination programs, the crossroads of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT for patient monitoring and chronic care management) and the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are becoming more promising than ever.
In the face of tremendous sadness, uncertainty and loss, innovators are coming together to work as hard and fast as they can to address the challenges associated with the global pandemic. With the advent of vaccines, there is an end in sight.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry has been put under immense stress and pressure. The need for safe, yet efficient healthcare and more medical personnel has stretched the healthcare industry to its limits trying to meet the demands. The industry is now turning to telehealth for healthcare, with new and innovative connected devices to fill the void.
While it is well documented that the level of care delivered by physicians and scientists in the United States is elite, the cost of that care is often devastating. The three trillion-dollar plus cost of healthcare in the US is unsustainable and is sinking businesses and families who struggle to pay for both insurance and care.
Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, the healthcare industry has been put under immense pressure due to an increased demand for efficient and accurate healthcare. Amidst the pandemic, to meet these demands, the healthcare industry has turned towards the incorporation of telemedicine, with many connected devices and other telemedicine services slowly becoming more common.
In today’s world, technology has made us more connected than we’ve ever been before, with our friends and co-workers being just the push of a button away. Practically every industry has brought in technology as a way of increasing efficiency and strengthening communication, and the healthcare industry is no exception.