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.
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.
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.
Imagine what it is like to struggle with mental illness – and the effort required to seek help, get to in-person consultations, and the costs associated with going to therapy. Even when insurance and Medicaid, for example, helps coordinate and pay for care, getting around physically can be daunting for those challenged.
Telemedicine is arguably the hottest trend in healthcare, with consumers more willing than ever to see a doctor remotely.
In a national study by The Alliance for Connected Care, polling more than 2,000 consumers, 64% said they would be willing to have a telehealth visit with their doctor via video.
With the rapid evolution of the health care industry, health care delivery organizations – whether medical clinics, hospitals, or insurance companies – are constantly looking for innovative solutions to meet economic and operational challenges.
The Internet of Things is embracing not only technical industries but other fields as well. IoT has the potential to reach areas where it has never been before, which opens up new opportunities for creative implementation.