Big Data and artificial intelligence are significant keywords in the medicine of the future. And the latest pandemic has only accelerated a multitude of trends towards it. Also known as telehealth, telemedicine uses modern communication tools (websites, apps, video calls etc.) to deliver healthcare services from doctors to patients without the necessity for both sides to be present in the same physical place like a hospital. According to the US CDC, use of telemedicine services skyrocketed by over 150% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.
What are the assets of telemedicine and trends of its development in the future?
Most convincing benefits of telemedicine include: no transportation costs, access to a wider range of medical specialists, often a more flexible scheduling and more affordable services to patients without affecting their quality. It is also worth mentioning several trends which drive the future of telehealth: increased patient involvement, greater focus on providing services in the mental health sector, integrated data sharing (for example, many telemedicine apps begin to synchronise with fitness applications). Following all these trends and focusing on business needs, Magora created Ayadi https://ayadihealth.co/
- a telemedicine app that provides counselling services for patients suffering from mental disorders and successfully launched it on the Middle East market last year. This app allows to connect with qualified behavioural counsellor from the Middle East, and do it from smartphone by video or chat.