The swift deregulations on telemedicine was one of the fortunate by-products of covid-19 in Japan. In April 2020, amidst the pandemic, doctors in Japan were allowed to meet first-time patients remotely as an emergency measure. In September 2020, Norihisa Tamura, Japan's Minister of Health indicated that the measure will likely be a permanent feature of healthcare in Japan.
Digitizing healthcare has a lot more to offer than merely allowing patients to see doctors remotely. Wider use of artificial intelligence could make the diagnosis faster, cheaper and more accurate. With information stored digitally, individuals can have easier and better access to information on their health.
What are the benefits and challenges in developing online healthcare in Japan and the rest of the world? What will digital healthcare look like and how could caregivers and care-receivers ensure the respect for humanity while reaping the benefits? What are the areas Japan should aim to lead at the frontier of online healthcare?
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