Before the COVID-19 crisis, healthcare delivery was already changing at a rapid pace, but the crisis has accelerated it. In the fight against the new Coronavirus, the use of digital health technology has been crucial.
With the launch of the country’s first fully integrated health and wellness mobile app by a Philippine health tech company, healthcare for Filipinos is becoming more accessible, as it makes history with the country’s first and largest nationwide virtual medical mission in honor of its national wellness day. Telehealth is a 21st century method that is patient-centered while also safeguarding patients, physicians, and others.
On August 28-29, 2021, a first in the telehealth and healthcare industries, will take place. App users from across the country can obtain free online teleconsultations from a panel of specialized experts including dermatologists, gastroenterologists, internists, gynecologists, paediatricians, and psychiatrists, among others, during national wellness day. Doctor consultations and booking fees are free. Moreover, the app allows Filipinos to obtain much-needed access to health specialists from the safety and comfort of their own homes, which is especially important during this period of increased restrictions.
The app can address Covid-19 issues, diagnoses, care, and therapies thanks to the use of healthcare technologies. Although the final COVID-19 solution will be multidimensional, it is one of the most effective methods to employ existing technologies to improve service delivery while reducing the risk of direct person-to-person transmission. Telemedicine could help with epidemiological research, disease control, and clinical case management during an outbreak like the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 outbreak grows over the world, requests for more telehealth as a creative solution reveal unfulfilled requirements in the global healthcare system. Many of the biggest obstacles in providing health care during the COVID-19 outbreak could be addressed through telehealth. As a result, telehealth can help us avoid direct physical contact, lower the risk of COVID transmission, and provide community-wide car.