The digital health industry has quickly adapted their offerings to support the population and patient management during the Corona crisis. In return, the digital health industry can expect to benefit from higher acceptance from patients, HCPs, hospitals and government institutions. New R2G whitepaper classifies digital health solutions along six major intervention areas.
The COVID – 19 pandemic has been covering more and more countries around the world and putting in danger the health of millions of people. Healthcare stakeholders, public authorities and business sector have been putting a lot of effort to slow down the spread of the virus down. In like manner, the digital health industry is rushing to expand their service offerings to provide support in the management of the COVID-19 crisis.
The outbreak started in the end of 2019 in China and gradually circulated into Asian countries. Later, this would provoke Asian digital service providers to come up first with reactive methods and approaches. Those for now could be used as examples and best practices for other countries worldwide, especially the ones which are undergoing the critical point of pandemic situation.
Digital health is already playing vital role in the management of Corona crisis as stated in a new report published by R2G “Digital Health in Corona Times”.
Digital health providers will have to evaluate how they can expand their current service offering or even create new offers to support the different phases of the pandemic management. Those who manage to quickly adapt to the rapidly changing situation will be able to best support the pandemic management and in return benefit the most by increased user, payer and regulator acceptance.
There are six major areas of digital health tools for population and patient care already supporting the management of Corona crisis:
Some of the segments certainly will have significant impact in the management of Corona pandemic situation all around the world. Thereby these segments are likely to get a major boost in usage, applications and market expansion:
It is a big question whether the new service offerings and extended features will remain after the pandemic. Some of them certainly show great demand, like telehealth and fast and quick self-testing tools, yet to which extent those will be used after is unknown. This might significantly depend on the duration of the pandemic.
Government institutions, hospitals, and healthcare incumbents are recommended to quickly learn from best practice implementations. They should select or develop digital solutions for their citizens, patients, employees or customers that :
R2G is currently screening and evaluating best practice digital health solutions globally, supporting the Corona crisis management. If you want to learn more, download Research2Guidance’s latest whitepaper on “Digital Health in Corona Times”. This white paper provides the first categorization of digital health solutions along the patient journey. It also captures current digital health’s contribution and provides first guidelines to key stakeholders on actions to be taken.
We hope that this whitepaper and all R2G’s new initiatives contribute to the overall fight against this pandemic.