16:15 - 17:00
Digital health is a cultural transformation, not just a set of new technologies. The patient-nurse/doctor/HC-provider relationship in healthcare is on the verge of a paradigm shift not seen for centuries. Exponential tech and the promise of cost reduction has been changing health for years, the 2020 pandemic is fast-tracking that change > 10x. The pandemic is showing us where our healthcare systems are broken, understaffed, out of date, and just rigid with compliance and regulatory requirements. The range of challenges is infinite.
How can technology help the tremendous need for healthcare professionals? Is preventive user behavior change through digital health apps the way? Will robots take our blood samples or vaccinate us in the future? And what does THE PATIENT think about these digital-driven changes? However, digital transformation will be replacing paper and telephone calls for good.