Digital Health December 8, 2021
A recent report published by GP software provider accuRx has shined a light on the increasing presence of digital primary healthcare.
The findings most notably reveal that practices with capability for video consultation increased usage from 3% to 99% within a few weeks of the first lockdown in March 2020.
This was something the NHS Long Term Plan envisaged taking five years, but the Covid-19 pandemic dramatically accelerated the use of technology in healthcare across the UK.
According to the report “GPs are now using technology to communicate with patients in ways they could not before” with “over two million messages are sent from practices each week, saving significant admin time”.
The report also shows that practices sent...