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How the COVID-19 pandemic has sped up a technological revolution in health

The need for primary care services in the UK is greater than ever. People are living longer and a significant proportion suffering from chronic disease. With over 300 million patients seeking primary care consultations each year, the NHS is under constant pressure to improve access to healthcare.1 One of the top priorities is to balance resources and workforce against this increase in demand.2 The COVID-19 pandemic has brought this imbalance into sharp focus, and the healthcare industry is now actively seeking solutions to improve access to patients outside of primary care clinics. One solution that has gained a lot of attention is remote patient monitoring (RPM).

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