eHEALTH & TELEMEDICINE
WORKSTREAM LEAD: Maphum Nxumalo
If the pandemic has taught us anything it is that we are paying the price for the slow adoption of e-Health strategies. The global demand for e-Health is going viral; and it is happening at a rapid pace.
The digitisation of our healthcare system is being put through a tough and revealing test; ultimately showcasing us the areas where we need to consider rapid digital transformation of current eHealth infrastructures. Beyond the increasing in demand for telehealth, COVID-19 also sheds light on the digital requirements of our telemedical ecosystems.
The distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies is critical as it allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions, during COVID19 and beyond.