Digital Key To Pandemic Response
Business Today|June 27, 2021
Technology has emerged as the lifeline of societies and economies
Rekha M. Menon

The Covid-19 pandemic is a strong reminder of two things — more needs to be done to protect our communities from future health crises and strengthening our healthcare infrastructure is critical for this. It has also made clear that the future of healthcare is digital.

The past year has laid to rest doubts about the importance of technology. Technology emerged as the lifeline of societies and economies. Across the world, robots continue to disinfect cities, cook hospital food and deliver packages. Smart devices continue to monitor patient health, and human-ai (artificial intelligence) collaboration is becoming a critical tool for those studying the virus. Infact, ai and cloud are set to transform healthcare delivery from reactive care to predictive care, driving proactive disease management and the move towards preventive care.

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