The Role of Technology in Healthcare in a Pandemic

Digital Technology in Healthcare in Times of a Pandemic

Amidst the ongoing challenges surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Canadian health services are having to, more than ever before, make use of technology to meet their requirements. The pandemic has resulted in a surge of both funding and adaptation for virtual health services, such as video-based consultations with doctors and mental health professionals to the adoption of web accessible medical records and prescriptions.

According to Canadian physician Dr. Katrina Gong, whose entire clinic has been shifted to a virtual format since the pandemic outbreak: ‘The ability to meet with patients virtually has been essential to maintaining medical services for patients who would not be able to see their doctors in person during this time. It has also forced both the patients and medical professionals to adopt virtual practices quickly and as a result, they’ve seen how beneficial this practice can be. I imagine we will continue these practices even after the pandemic threat has passed.”

This sentiment is echoed by provincial government officials, with BC Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry saying that virtual health care is being used more now than ‘…we have ever seen in the history of British Columbia.’ The BC government has also announced 5 million dollars to expand its virtual mental health services, which it says are needed more than ever in this turbulent and stressful time.

At Microserve we have a longstanding track record of providing dependable IT solutions to Canadian healthcare organizations. Working with our world-class technology partners, Microserve offers comprehensive IT services and solutions to help healthcare professionals, optimize the virtual and technological tools at your disposal to maintain and enhance patient care during this turbulent time and into the future.

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