In the current world health crisis caused by COVID-19, social distancing is vital to controlling and lessening the impact of the pandemic. Personal health extends beyond just social distancing, wearing masks, and taking precautions. However, actively focusing on your health through the use of digital tools can strengthen your immune system and decrease your risk of contracting diseases that can be complicated further by COVID-19. Digital health uses information and communication technologies to promote wellness and it improves access to health care, lowers costs, and provides personalized health care.
According to a 2017 survey conducted in the United States, 59% of the participants stated they could imagine using an app to measure health metrics. In addition, another survey from the U.S. showed that 49,2% of the participants searched for health information online, and 18.5% reported at least one technology-based interaction with the health care system. The use of digital solutions in the health care system can mitigate, or even solve, many challenges that we are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. A study describes video-visits, email, mobile-phone applications, chatbots or artificial intelligence (AI), among others, as effective methods of telemedicine and remote consultations.
Research shows that digital solutions, in addition to being associated with cost savings, also facilitate regular check-ups that can avoid unplanned medical consultations or interventions. In our digital era we can find a vast range of services online, and telemedicine is certainly one of them. A survey concluded that 74% of the participants would prefer to see a doctor through telemedicine, and with the implementation of advanced technology, it has become a reality.
The use of digital health services has many advantages:
SolaVieve’s vision is holistic, preventive, and integrative. These three core aspects collectively provide effective health care with the following digital health services:
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