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Med tech coming into its own during Lockdowns

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While COVID has helped virtual GP and specialists
appointments to become more common, the technology has roots
much further back than the pandemic.

The earliest versions
were in response to a range of issues across the world,
including the difficulties of providing health care to
remote populations, and trying to streamline processes to
reduce waiting times.

Hawke’s Bay specialist
dermatologist Juber Hafiji used some of those “early
clunky” versions while working in Cambridge, in the UK,
more than 10 years ago. “Compared to back then today’s
streamlined technology is fantastic – the reliability of
the internet for most people and the clarity of the images
makes this a very real option.”

By the end of last week,
he had already held more than 50 virtual consultations
during lockdown. “The feedback has been…

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