Due to the growth of technology and shift to digital, people have chosen to self-diagnose their symptoms online because of the unavailability of a fast doctor’s appointment and the time lost or inconvenience of missing work. You know how it goes; don’t google your symptoms or you’ll find the most dramatic diagnosis for your relatively innocent symptoms. However, with the continued preference of self-diagnosis and growth of more accurate telehealth and mobile technologies, more capable self-diagnosis will continue to grow and prosper.
The impact of more accurate self-diagnosis and health monitoring on NHS waiting times, drop in appointments for small ailments and cost savings involved are ground-breaking. Digital Health is probably one of the most beneficial time and cost saving initiatives outside of
direct healthcare or NHS proposals to date.
Some handy examples of everyday health tech for you includes:
La Roche-Posay’s stretchable skin sensor ‘My UV Patch’
It provides real-time tracking of UV radiation in the prevention of skin cancer.
Doctor On Demand