Increasingly, in recent times, we are observing that patients want to be more informed and involved in their disease, demanding information and education on a voluntary and individual basis using different sources and platforms. In this context, patient education using technology platforms has become a reality.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, the negative impact of the virus has become more obvious, even in the development of clinical studies of other diseases. With the travel restrictions imposed by governments, and the fear of contracting the virus among both the patients participating in the studies as well as the monitors, people stopped coming to hospitals.
From the very start of my internship at Persei vivarium, I had the opportunity to come in contact with new concepts, working methodologies, technologies and totally new situations. At first I had a strange feeling. I was excited and at the same time a bit overwhelmed to see so many things that I had never heard about, but I immediately felt that all that was a big challenge that I accepted gladly.
The COVID-19 pandemic that we are living through has prompted healthcare systems, public as well as private, to develop tools for telemedicine and patient monitoring, revealing a new landscape of possibilities in the doctor-patient relationship. These platforms are becoming a perfect ally for physicians, helping them to optimize their time and work.
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in our country, Persei vivarium decided to take a series of measures that, on the one hand, followed the requirements established by healthcare authorities to reduce the transmission of the virus, and on the other hand allowed us to maintain our normal activity, assuring the health of the entire team.
Over the past few months, we have witnessed the way in which COVID-19 has transformed the world around us. In the fight to confront this pandemic, we have also noticed that this disease has become the engine of change that has accelerated digital transformation, primarily in the healthcare environment.