«Physical distancing and the unprecedented pressure on healthcare providers had a significant impact on healthcare, accelerating the digital transformation of healthcare systems. Indeed, digital tools have been implemented in almost all aspects of our lives: telemedicine, online portals, apps, etc.
In order to maintain and develop the use of digital solutions as a tool to facilitate access to care, have a better overview of patients’ profiles and therefore a more personalised medicine, it is essential to have digital transformation paired with comprehensive education, both for healthcare students as well as healthcare professionals. For this purpose, health students are a key driver of changes thanks to their early stage of implementation in the healthcare system, which gives them space for newness and adaptation. Students have a key role in the digital transformation of healthcare, by being the professionals of tomorrow trained in eHealth and also as a source of new ideas and solutions.»
Article written by European Public Health Alliance