Life expectancy in developed nations is increasing, having reached an average of 81 years across Europe, according to the Spanish National Statistics Institute in 2018. However, this increase in life expectancy is accompanied by an increase in chronic diseases and the related healthcare burden. This makes it ever more important to make healthcare processes more efficient.
More and more today, technology is present in our lives. It helps us to facilitate and optimize procedures and tasks of everyday life in a more efficient way. In the healthcare environment, this process optimization has even more impact and relevance for medical professionals and patients.
During the last year, most of us had to visit the doctor; some for regular check-ups and others for more urgent reasons like cancer treatment. Due to COVID-19, not everyone felt comfortable constantly entering a hospital where many people go in and out on a daily basis. Digital health applications became a good alternative, while maintaining healthcare standards.
We are becoming more accustomed to hearing people talk about the importance of involving patients in the management of their illness, making them participants in the clinical decision-making through the information and tools that facilitate that throughout the course of the healthcare process. Today we will consider the already-known idea of patient engagement.
The present and the future of businesses dedicated to Digital Health are being completely transformed, with an upward trend for years to come. Most of these projects began their development as start-ups that are revolutionizing the current healthcare system by the incorporation of new technologies into the healthcare process…
The numerous social, economic, and environmental changes we have experienced around the world have prompted more companies to reconsider their business, searching for ways for their activities to have a positive impact in the social and environmental arenas. These are organizations that try to generate a benefit that goes beyond that which is purely economic.