The COVID-19 pandemic has cast its shadow across various economic activities with dislocation in global production, supply chains and trade. Government of India is taking all necessary steps to face the challenge and threat posed by the growing pandemic of COVID-19 the Corona Virus.
The global pandemic has brought to the forefront the critical need for cutting-edge technological tools and innovation in the areas of public health, medicine and wellness.
- The COVID-19 has reopened the realm of digital health in the policy and public discourse, with consumers increasingly looking at the wide canvas of wearable gadgets, mobile health apps and Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as robotic carriers, sensors and to electronic records.
- As the health responses to the pandemic are strengthened, there is a tangible shift in the erstwhile focus of apps and hardware from lifestyle enhancement to medical and emergency care.
- This may be possible with new innovations in hardware and software such as sensors and other potentially life-saving functionalities.
- It can safely be said that in the run-up to the future, holistic technology and data-driven overhaul of present-day digital tools is in the offering, allowing patients to have greater control over their health and medical outcomes.
- Experts suggest that the digital health market across the world is likely to witness a massive spike both from the demand and supply sides. Already, digital healthcare companies are assessing capacities and avenues, pursuing evidence-based innovating and developing new technologies across the board, including diagnostic and telemedicine tools, cellphone apps for on fitness, well-being, medical and healthcare, and data-driven software. This impending revolution in the healthcare domain directly corresponds with and builds on the rise in ownership of smartphones and tablets, a sustained push by governments towards digital economies, and the rise in lifestyle-related health concerns.