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The technology upside from the coronavirus pandemic

Aug 9, 2021   |   Axios

A majority of doctors say the pandemic forced their organization to make tech upgrades that normally would’ve taken years, according to a Google Cloud poll provided exclusively to Axios.

Why it matters: While health care has typically moved at a cautious pace when it comes to adopting new tech, COVID spurred a digital transformation.

The poll of 300 physicians happened to have been conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Google Cloud just before the pandemic began in February 2020. They returned to follow up with docs in June 2021.

  • Unsurprisingly, telehealth adoption was one of the biggest changes with its use jumping from 32% to 90%.
  • 62% of doctors said the pandemic forced technology upgrades that normally would have taken years. Read More

Tina Reed

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