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The aim of this network is to support the sharing and adoption of high quality mental health innovations at scale and pace across the region, with a view to demonstrating improvements in the health of the population and increased wealth of the organisations involved.

Supporting the sharing and adoption of high quality mental health innovations

Innovations in Digital Medicine: Effects on Rural, Low-Income Communities

Innovations in Digital Medicine: Effects on Rural, Low-Income Communities

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.

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