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Canadians are ready to embrace new technologies in healthcare

Canadians are ready to embrace new technologies in healthcare
The Siliconreview
17 March, 2020

A recent study on behalf of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has revealed that Canadians are ready to embrace a technological evolution in the healthcare sector. It has been reported that about 75 percent agree that technology can provide great solutions to traditional healthcare problems.

New technologies like virtual healthcare solutions can offer help to users by simply opening up the app and consulting with a registered nurse or doctor to get sound advice. The exposure to viruses also gets reduced through virtual care as people remain at home when unwell and prevent further spreading to other people outside. In-person medical healthcare also creates a financial burden on users. The financial hits come in the form of employees’ day-offs at work, travel, and parking costs. Virtual healthcare is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the world thereby making immediate, hassle-free healthcare a reality. With clinicians right on the user’s phones and computers, their families can also take care of their health by consulting through video chat or text messages.

Particularly now, Virtual healthcare solution appeals to be the most feasible solution as the COVID-19 outbreaks don’t seem to decrease its pace soon. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has maintained a low public health risk for COVID-19 on the general population in Canada, though the WHO has characterized the COVID-19 virus as a pandemic.