I engaged in a lot of conversations Annual HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition Last week, And came up with a sonic call for action. It is time to make healthcare accessible and accessible to all, everywhere.
Technology is the vehicle for achieving global health equality. Today, almost half of the world’s Internet remains unconnected, and in many countries it is not affordable, creating a clear divide between those who have access and those who do not. This digital segmentation often refers to those who are most at risk, such as people in rural communities who do not have access to the Internet or few doctors, who lack access to information and resources when they need it most. When it comes to healthcare, life is on the line. For those who already have access to the Internet and healthcare services, there is a new prospect of healthcare being virtual or hybrid with easy access to personalized care information. For people without a connection to the Internet, extended, affordable access allows them to view their healthcare information and resources, take advantage of online healthcare services, book appointments, and join virtual appointments quickly and easily.
The epidemic has exacerbated inequality and division. As hospitals are overwhelmed, healthcare workers are facing burnouts, and as isolation increases, especially for the elderly, individual and community care has changed dramatically, and continues to evolve. Technology can play an important role in bridging the digital divide and in delivering healthcare to all through the thoughtful and innovative use of technology.
In areas with limited resources, Governments and organizations can also use technology Train and educate local healthcare workers, and provide access to their healthcare data, services and resources, allowing more coverage and care for people in their community. For someone in a rural community, this can save them time, such as a day trip to see a doctor. Between virtual inspections and community health workers, communities can now move to patient care anywhere.
When people are isolated, such as the aging population or those in ICU care, technology can keep them connected. Per Family and friends. Human connection, unity, support and love can inspire patients, improve their outlook and ultimately help their overall well-being.
Technology can improve the lives of healthcare workers by saving skills and time. Streamlining administrative tasks, such as providing secure access to schedules and data, allows them to spend more time with their patients or take much-needed breaks. In addition, hybrid healthcare environments help keep both staff and patients safe from physical contact, although still providing the ability to meet and consult with patients and caregivers.
With the increasing use of technology, companies and governments must ensure the security of patient data and build trust with residents. Creating a secure, intelligent platform for digital healthcare requires trusted partnerships with technology vendors such as Cisco, with experience and portfolios to integrate applications, users, devices and data. Through partnerships and innovative technology, we can Bring healthcare to more people and communities; To give strength to an integrated future for all. The clock Guy Dedrich Presentation for more information on digital segmentation bridging.
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