1st March | Psychiatry Advisor
Innovations in digital health and medicine applications are contributing to expanding medical care, particularly among individuals in rural, low-income, or isolated environments, as reported by researchers in the Lancet.
Economic disparities and shortages of healthcare professionals worldwide have been implicated as key contributors to inadequate global healthcareaccess, particularly among individuals living in rural, low-income areas. Despite these disadvantages, improvements in digital technologies have enabled faster connection and communication between patients and providers. Digital medicine has become a more viable option for low-income and rural-residing individuals across the world, as 95% of the world's population now has cellular coverage and Internet access.