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Has health-tech reached an inflection point in the post COVID era?

Updated: Jan 2

The entire healthcare infrastructure worldwide was met with unprecedented challenges during the Covid-19, overwhelming the existing healthcare system. This has led to sudden interest by the hardware manufacturers and software technology players to integrate innovative health-tech devices to optimise healthcare solutions.


However, while there is a modicum of acceptance of the essential health-tech solutions for the diagnosis and early symptom recognition, most of health-tech still remains unexplored at an implementation level. There is an urgent need for comprehensive health-tech solutions to cater to clinical, non-clinical and administrative services. The inclusion of Big Data, Cloud Computing, Sensors, Artificial Intelligence, along with Augmented or Virtual Reality, will help in creating a robust and reliable digital information system. It will also dramatically improve the quality, reliability, usability, accessibility and affordability of healthcare.