Coronavirus and healthcare disruption

Most countries in the world had to go through a period of lockdown, some of them are still in quarantine and some others are about to go back into it. Everyone had to make adjustments to their lifestyles and also incorporate new actions to our routine.

Many apps and online platforms have been our loyal quarantine companions and they continue to be present in our daily life, how many hours have you spent on Zoom since March? Just think of delivery apps or the platforms that allow us to continue working and studying from home.

No sector has remained immune from the countless changes derived from the coronavirus crisis, the healthcare sector was especially heavily disrupted. In fact, it has been common for a few months now to have a remote medical examination and not having to physically go to the pharmacy to buy medicine.

A survey carried out in the United Kingdom in March 2020, found that 50% of respondents believe one of the biggest benefits of digital health services during the current coronavirus outbreak is the reduced risk of passing on infections to other patients, while a further 49% think that reduced risk of catching infections is the main benefit. Furthermore, 48% believe the benefit of digital health would be the reduced risk of passing the infection to health professionals.[1]

Livi app lets people see a doctor by video, request same-day prescriptions, referrals and more – when and where it best suits users. Isn't it great that even when we are feeling too low to go to the doctor we can still have a remotely medical examination?

Another platform that transformed how people access healthcare around the world creating a new kind of healthcare experience is Teladoc Health. You can get an appointment within minutes or book for a time that suits you – all from the comfort of your home.

Finally, Deliver My Meds is committed not only to deliver medicines to our home, apartment or workplace, but also to personalized service to their patients includes convenient packaging, synchronization of medications, and delivery of prescriptions.

Will these changes persist in our routines also after the return to a "normal" life? Let me know what is your opinion!

[1] Data collected from Statista

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