«Before the emergence of the novel coronavirus and the subsequent pandemic, the health and care system had a poor track record in adopting digital technologies at scale. However, in response to the pandemic the health care system rapidly implemented new tools, many technology-based, to allow health care to be delivered when physical contact is not possible. The approach to using digital tools in health care provision is undergoing a substantial and rapid shift. Many of the technologies adopted during the first phase of the pandemic were already well established but not widely implemented; the maturity of the technology enabled the provision of health care through remote consultation to be much more prevalent much more quickly.»

Article written by Pritesh Mistry



The Kings Fund