Can technology help relieve pressure on primary care?

Technology offers new ways of delivering services that can help clinicians and patients, writes EMIS Health chief medical officer, Dr Shaun O’Hanlon.

Technology has the potential to be a digital front door to primary care. 

While issues remain around digital accessibility, nine out of ten households have internet access and 78 per cent of adults use mobile phones or smartphones to access the internet. This means that digital healthcare services can now play a serious role, helping to relieve pressure for busy patients and practices alike.

Read Dr Shaun O'Hanlon's latest blog for NHS Confederation.