Many things have changed in healthcare in response to Covid-19, including the way we embrace technology. The pandemic has forced us to harness the power of digital technology in a very short space of time. Video consultation platforms such as Attend Anywhere have played a vital role in allowing providers to deliver remote healthcare to patients.
When speaking about this digitisation, this London surgeon commented:
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Starting out in Melbourne, the Attend Anywhere solution has now been adopted widely by many trusts across the UK. Then, when Covid-19 hit, the company was thrust onto the big stage, helping trusts to bolster their remote consultation capacity during the pandemic.
While this rapid scale up has not been without its challenges, Attend Anywhere’s founder Chris Ryan says he has been “proud” of Attend Anywhere’s contribution during Covid-19. When asked if he thinks video consultations are here to stay?
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An informative and timely study from the British Medical Journal, discusses a recent project aimed at developing an embedded video consultation service within the existing National Health Service (NHS) outpatient system, that was easy to use for both patients and NHS staff.
The findings show, with non-attendance rates high and an increase in demand for outpatient appointments, digital solutions such as the Attend Anywhere video consultation platform help ameliorate the challenges to both patients attending, and services delivering, outpatient care.
Reference: The BMJ Testing and implementing video consulting for outpatient appointments: using quality improvement system thinking and co-design principles https://bmjopenquality.bmj.com/content/10/1/e001259
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