COPD & COVID-19: Pandemic must prompt shift to connected care
Posted on 20.10.2020
The pandemic has disrupted traditional models of care and put vulnerable patients at risk. Keeping patients out of hospital – by reducing scheduled visits and avoiding emergency admissions – has become the top priority.
A silver lining in these difficult times is that the outbreak has sparked increased interest in telehealth, home monitoring and connected devices – highlighting innovative technologies that facilitate remote care. However, this has also brought into sharp focus a number of barriers to digital health.