New advancements in tech help us stay healthier longer

Digital health gives greater access to experts and makes medicine more precise and personalized. Sponsored by United Healthcare.

SEATTLE — Digital health is gaining in popularity not just because of emerging technologies, but also due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients are able to access information, monitor their health, and complete a doctor’s visit through their smartphones or computers. 

“One of the main goals of digital health is for patients to access healthcare and information at any time, 24/7,” said Dr. Patricia Auerbach, Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealthcare of Washington. “This allows patients to take better charge of their health and allows their providers to stay connected to them, even outside of the office and hospital.”

Telehealth gives healthcare providers the ability to evaluate patients without potential exposure to risks. It was mostly used before COVID-19 for minor issues, like allergies, rashes, or cold symptoms. Now telehealth is being used for

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