In order to truly embrace the opportunities and transform healthcare and improve well-being, healthcare facilities need to tailor a new approach to digital health.
FREMONT, CA: Digital literacy is quickly increasing worldwide, and also among the healthcare galaxy. Healthcare facilities today are using digital technologies to deliver new services that improve health outcomes for patients. This puts forward some challenges for the healthcare industry to apply this digital knowledge effectively in the form of new digitally-enabled health services. Read on to know more.
Several digital health projects have been conducted with the growth of technology for improving health and well-being. There is an unmatched opportunity to transform the healthcare sector and empower people in taking charge of their own health. The fundamentals of a health facility firstly all need to be in place for digital health initiatives to be fruitful. Infrastructure, medical education, and training, compliance, and governance are all examples of necessary steps. The main demand of new digital tools – including telehealth, remote monitoring, mobile health (mHealth) apps, and wearables is to help physicians with their current practices, rather than change what they do and how they do it. Funding is another significant challenge that digital healthcare innovators need to navigate.
Digital competences in healthcare should be appropriately increased, avoiding unrealistic and over-ambitious aims but with the goal of training and future-proofing health care workforce. The term future-proof means to the ability of something to continue to be of value into the distant future. Here in digital health, the concept of future-proofing is the process of anticipating future digital methods of reducing the effects of shocks of future events, tasks, and digital development.
The digital health will provide many more challenges arising in the future with curiosity and the desire to revolutionize healthcare and impact the health of citizens and populations globally. Through the combination of ideas and growth of an involved and engaged multi-disciplinary research community, the concept of digital health will contribute to transforming how care and public health are delivered and accessed over the next years.