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Call to reduce digital divide to improve telehealth services

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Improving digital networks, access and interoperability are required to maximise telehealth services, an international expert tells Australian Ageing Agenda.

United Kingdom-based Dr Malcolm Fisk, an expert advisor to World Health Organization Digital Health Technical Committee, said the UK has now adopted telehealth in response to COVID-19 after two decades of stagnation for the health application.

“Telecare services had evolved a bit in the last 20 years to embrace vital signs monitoring but it is still pretty clunky and, in large parts of the UK, is still working on an analogue rather than digital basis,” Dr Fisk told AAA.

To read the full article, please visit The Australian Ageing Agenda website.



Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2020, australian ageing agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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