Digital Healthcare Netherlands: How Covid-19 Pandemic boosted the Healthcare game

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Digital Healthcare Netherlands

Have you ever thought how our healthcare system has evolved in the past decade? With digital transformation spreading roots in every sphere, it has reached to the healthcare world too.

Digital health applies digital transformation to the healthcare field, incorporating software, hardware and services. Under its umbrella, digital health includes mobile health (mHealth) apps, electronic health records (EHRs), electronic medical records (EMRs), wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, as well as personalized medicine.

Further fanning the flames of change, the COVID-19 pandemic has helped further fuel the ongoing digital transformation in healthcare. According to Research, the most impactful COVID-19 technologies include patient-facing tools, such as online symptom checkers, patient portals, remote patient monitoring tools and telehealth.

Mobile health (mHealth) apps

MHealth apps and mobile technology that provide access to health care support and monitoring, is experiencing growth, particularly for helping manage long-term, chronic conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rise in demand for personal health monitoring devices such as mobile apps for keeping track of calorie intake, keeping track of movement in a day and lot more, which straddle the line between consumer and medical devices.

Vendors of such apps added features for heart rate variability, pulse oximeters, electrocardiography and continuous glucose monitoring and lets one know about their health status.

Most popular mHealth apps for the people of Netherlands:

Fitness Bands

During the time of pandemic people have been so concerned about their health that they made another awesome gadget a part of their lives. Fitness bands can be seen on every second wrist you see on the street. Studies show that people don’t want to have their phones with them all the time but want to keep track of their fitness. Thus, comes the use of fitness band. Also, it looks really cool on the wrist.

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Fitness Band

Most popular Fitness bands used in Netherlands in 2021 are:

  • Fitbit Charge 4
  • Garmin Vivosmart 4
  • Huawei Band 4 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi Band 5
  • Fitbit Inspire 2

Online Doctor Consultation

With all the Covid-19 norms in place, everyone prefers social distancing as much as possible, and in the tough times of covid, Online doctor consultation has come to rescue all!! You can find your doctor in Netherlands at

Digital healthcare has improved the healthcare system deeply and now we can call it as the new normal i.e., “the era of digital healthcare”.

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