Digital health is nothing new. But the COVID-19 pandemic led to a rapid acceleration in our use of digital healthcare technology and telemedicine. Over 80% of doctors now personally use health tech or recommend digital tools to their patients. More than two-thirds of physicians use healthcare websites to gather information.
Patients are equally interested in digital health tools. Many prefer telemedicine, online appointment scheduling, and digital communication with their healthcare providers. Patients who use these tools believe technology empowers them to manage their own health.
Aside from the pandemic, rare and chronic diseases are driving the adoption of digital health technologies. Doctors treating low-incidence diseases are more likely to recommend technology to their patients. Patients with chronic conditions utilize telemedicine and digital communication at a higher rate.
Both doctors and patients anticipate more digital transformation in healthcare in years ahead. Learn more about how digital adoption transformed healthcare in 2020 in this infographic.
Infographic by: realchemistry