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The benefits of telemedicine

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The health department has a WhatsApp and SMS service for those without smartphones to receive test results and be alerted of any possible exposure to the virus.


19 Sep 2020
PREMIUM!
The benefits of telemedicine

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Technology has taken the forefront in the recent months due to the pandemic, with innovations such as online medicine compliance systems and virtual doctors consultations to the latest, government’s Covid Alert app for efficient contact tracing. While technology has advanced in terms of equipment, investigating and imaging, it has lagged when it comes to primary care and day-to-day engagements with health workers. This is where most of the action happens in healthcare, says CEO of healthcare solutions Kaelo, John Jutzen. “The digitisation of healthcare is key to two things – one is that there is more widespread access because it...

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