Posts about Healthcare (2):
You have reached the second article from our series on telehealth trends for 2020. To read part one, please click here.
Telehealth video consultations are quickly becoming a standard way to deliver healthcare, both within Australia and globally.
Here at Coviu, we believe utilising technology and Artificial Intelligence is not only beneficial to patients and providers, but necessary to ensure the scalability of healthcare for our future needs.
You stare at your watch as the precious minutes tick by, looking away only briefly to check that your children haven’t touched the communal magazines. Everyone around you is coughing and sputtering. You reach into your bag to grab the hand sanitizer, which you quickly distribute to your boys. ‘Don’t touch anything! I don’t want you both getting sick!’ you instruct.
Young-onset dementia (YOD) refers to anyone under the age of 65 who has been diagnosed with a progressive decline in their mental functioning. Although there are a wide range of illnesses included in the definition of dementia, common symptoms include loss of memory, rationality, social skills and normal emotional reactions. Recent figures suggest roughly 26 000 Australians are affected by YOD, which is roughly 10% of all people diagnosed with dementia.
Coviu’s CEO, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, states that telehealth is “the only way to scale our future healthcare needs in an increasingly ageing and digitally enabled population”.
Now that you’ve chosen your telehealth software and are set up for video consultations, one question remains:
Recent studies suggest that almost half of all Australians at some stage in their lives will be affected by mental illness. Despite the prevalence of these conditions, particularly anxiety and depression, many harmful stigmas are still believed and reinforced by society and the media. This continuously leads to instances of social withdrawal and failure for those affected to seek help.
Talk about starting the new year with a bang!