Telemedicine has paved the way on flattening the curve during this pandemic but did you know that know that telemedicine first began as a form of healthcare delivery in the late 1960s?
For this moment in time, Telehealth, the virtual care platforms that allow health care professionals and patients to meet by telephone or video chat, appears tailor-made. Telemedicine or digital health was created to treat patients who are in remote places, or when travel is not feasible due to severe weather or an emergent condition such as a stroke. The current crisis makes virtual care solutions such as telehealth an important tool, as COVID-19 spreads across the world.
Today, the telemedicine industry is changing faster than ever before. Due to COVID-19, changes in the delivery of health care have occurred to reduce the exposure of workers and patients to sick people, conserve personal protective equipment (PPE), and mitigate the effects of influx of patients on medical facilities. Healthcare services will need to change the way patients are handled, assessed and cared for using approaches not dependent on in-person experiences.
Before COVID-19 blew up, Medgate has already been providing telemedicine to millions of Filipinos. Medgate has two decades of telemedicine experience, with expertise of over 9 million consultations. Medgate follows international standard and protocols, and has global presence on different parts of the globe