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Navigating the post-COVID world: how digital health solutions can help

As the health service responds to the various backlogs that have developed as a result of the ongoing pandemic, Chris Hudson provides a brief overview of Roche digital solutions and how they facilitate better patient care.

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has changed many aspects of healthcare, from diagnosis to treatment. While there has been much disruption, with healthcare resources redeployed to fight the virus, there have been some unexpected benefits too. The pandemic has highlighted the need for agile and flexible healthcare, and accelerated the demand for alternative care solutions. From virtual GP appointments to at-home care solutions for cancer patients, innovation has been brought to the fore.1

                It’s not just patients who benefit from this but the wider healthcare system. The need for social distancing and remote working has had an impact on the ways in which healthcare professionals interact. Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) are a key feature of care across many different disease areas, especially cancer, where MDTs have long been the gold standard of patient care.2 Their meetings provide opportunity for a collaborative approach; they bring together oncology, radiology and pathology specialists to aid in decision-making and improve care coordination, to examine biopsies and discuss treatment options. However, they can be resource-intensive, requiring 15 or more staff attending weekly meetings.3

Facilitating a personalised approach to patient care

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