Research shows strong but unmet demand for digital healthcare among older people

A couple of pieces of interesting research recently show that: Over 50s are less likely to have accessed online consultations in the UK during the first lockdown Older patients prefer digital health tools to in-person consultations Research commissioned by Visiba Care looked at rates of online consultations including video consultations and online consultations such as… Read More Research shows strong but unmet demand for digital healthcare among older people

Lessons from COVID-19: How can healthcare change for the better?

Writing in Open Access Government, DHC Director, Graham Kendall outlines what has worked in response to Covid, and what needs to change. He highlights the need to: focus on integrating solutions that prioritise the user experience support and empower local users to choose solutions that work for them spend wisely, and avoid duplicating expenditure work… Read More Lessons from COVID-19: How can healthcare change for the better?

Healthtech: are ‘virtual’ doctors here to stay?

Commenting in City AM, DHC Director, Graham Kendall discusses reasons for why digital health is set to grow over the long-term. “These fundamental pressures [e.g. demographic changes and long-term conditions] and an increasing patient appetite for accessible, always-on care, will drive innovation in digital healthcare and encourage widespread adoption over the foreseeable future”. Read the… Read More Healthtech: are ‘virtual’ doctors here to stay?

Ensure support for digital based patient-initiated follow ups

As part of NHS England’s Phase Three response to COVID-19, patient-initiated follow up processes (PIFU) have been recommended for use in secondary care. DHC Director, Graham Kendall commented on the new guidance in Digital Health News saying that evidence “overwhelmingly” suggests that patients who are actively involved in managing their care do much better. “Given… Read More Ensure support for digital based patient-initiated follow ups