Most health professionals and actors From countries in eastern, central and southern Europe, surveyed by EIT Health InnoStars and for emerging in Europewe think thatDigital health solutions improve access to health services in remote areas.
consequences Search indicate that Nearly 60% of respondents highlighted the positive role of digital solutions in accessing health services in the most isolated areas. – An aspect frequently mentioned by the Italians interviewed. In Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Portugal, according to health professionals, Digitization has had the great benefit of reducing procedural failures in hospitals.
About two-thirds of the respondents (66.3%) also mentioned that digital health solutions implemented in their country, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Focuses on virtual care and telemedicine. 47% have already indicated that measures have been adopted in their country aimed at digitizing prescriptions and scheduling appointments.
According to the study results, The pandemic has led to the realization that challenges like COVID-19 are easy to overcome through cooperation. Collaboration between governments, scientists, businesses, start-ups, large corporations, civil society and individuals has proven to be essential to increasing efficiency, accelerating health innovation processes and lowering costs.
EIT Health InnoStars organized a series of Sessions on Accelerating Healthcare Innovations during a Pandemic. so called Morning Health Talkswhich took place in 12 countries in Eastern, Central and Southern Europe, with the aim of encouraging regional leaders to identify best practices and common challenges regarding digital health solutions.
With Morning Health Talks, the organization has created an environment Networks Among health researchers and entrepreneurs in Eastern, Central and Southern Europe. During these sessions, The specialists looked at what worked, what didn’t, and what could be improved.
The April 2022 EIT Digital Health White Paper builds on these events based on research, as well as interviews with key opinion leaders, policy makers, representatives of public institutions, entrepreneurs, startup founders, investors and healthcare professionals, In order to understand their perceptions of the impact of the pandemic on the development of digital health solutions. The questions also dealt with relevant solutions applicable in their countries.
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