Digital health is still far from routine but will be a global focus as the world’s population ages and people live longer. The demands on our healthcare system and costs will continue to rise if status quo is maintained.
Pilot projects, such as telemedicine, have shown to be successful in reducing wait times, travel costs and hospital admissions of those in remote regions. However, even in the fastest growing parts of the country, telemedicine only accounts for less than 0.1% of the health budget.
With the integration of artificial intelligence into the provision of health care services, digital health presents a significant opportunity for growth and adoption.