Digital Technologies Can Help Global Community Achieve Health-Related Development Goals, Opinion Piece Says

Devex: Opinion: How digital technology can help fill the health services gap
Jan Kimpen, lead of the clinical leadership team at Philips

“…The key to realizing improved access to care, while taking social determinants of health into account, is not building more hospitals. With digital health technology, monitoring or treating a patient doesn’t have to begin or end in a hospital: remote patient monitoring and virtual care, beyond the walls of the hospital, are now real options. … But it’s not about technology only — partnership and collaboration are also central to the efficient and effective delivery of care. So let’s start utilizing all of this potential through a committed ecosystem of strong collaborators. I firmly believe that this is key to addressing the complex challenges in expanding access to care…” (10/3).

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