63 percent of Mexicans see telemedicine as the right solution for access to universal health. In addition, they are interested in resorting to this type of medical care, as revealed by the study “Telemedicine: challenges and alternatives in medical practice”, which was conducted by the Center for Public Opinion of the Technological University of Mexico (UNITEC) has been done. ,
The study indicated that “although 63 percent agree that this type of service would solve health coverage problems, only 32 percent agree that the Mexican population has the technical resources to access health services.” Telemedicine”.
In Mexico and Latin America, only 1 in 10 people have access to a doctor, a gap that telemedicine can help bridge. This is something that Omidres Pérez, president of the Ibero-American Telehealth Association, warns about.
Technological advances have had a profound impact on the health sector
It is clear that, in Mexico, technological advances have had an impact on various social sectors. One of them is the health sector, which needed to be strengthened during the pandemic caused by COVID-19 and many areas of opportunity had to be addressed, and thus telemedicine gained strength.
WHO defines telemedicine as “the use of information technology to carry medical services over long distances and from one place to another”. This concept is complemented by distance learning, healthcare administration and patient monitoring.
Before COVID-19, online counseling was not the best option due to less information available. But due to the pandemic, this solution found its way, which later became a viable option for all.
The use of online consultation not only saves resources and time but also guarantees that healthcare services are accessible and universal and this is the reason why telemedicine has gained a lot of strength recently. What has become clear is that online consultations have many benefits, not just for patients but for doctors as well.
According to data provided by McKinsey, the value of this form of medicine is expected to grow to more than $600 billion by the year 2024. This is because many doctors are going to opt for telemedicine for monitoring patients, quick questions, interpretation of results. , Etcetera.
advantages of telemedicine
The success of telemedicine is, fundamentally, due to the fact that it offers a wide range of advantages, among which the following can be highlighted:
- Streamlines the consultation process to detect diseases and treat them at the best time.
- The economic side is very important, as it provides savings to its users, as they do not need to leave home to visit the doctor’s office.
- Moreover, online counseling has crossed endless hurdles, thanks to the efforts of professionals and their efficiency, as they have improved their service by using this resource and doing their consultations online.