As we look back on 2020 we can observe that, in less than one year, we have transitioned into a new era of healthcare delivery, supported by telemedicine, mHealth, big data and artificial intelligence solutions. Digital health is no longer an abstract concept but a lifeline for people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and for the overstretched workforce that cares for them amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among NCDs, circulatory diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) remain the leading causes of mortality and disability globally. Changing this sobering reality - as well as contributing to achieving target 3.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals - will require leveraging digital health tools to prevent, diagnose and manage cardiovascular and other circulatory diseases.
The new WHF position paper – The Case for the Digital Transformation of Circulatory Health – explores how digital innovation can improve healthcare for people with circulatory diseases and supports policymakers to leverage technology through five recommendations:
We in WSO are happy to be at the forefront of the digital innovations in healthcare with our free to use Stroke Riskometer app and will continue with our efforts in the area.
Click on the link below to read the full paper.
Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.