Healthcare professionals need to consider the impact technology is having on public access to information, diagnostics, understanding and behaviour. Technology provides an opportunity to upskill and signpost the public, for people to actively participate in their health and wellbeing and enable professionals to deal with health needs that truly require their specialist skills.
New technologies mean that with the guidance of eye health professionals, prevention, promotion and treatment can be embedded in the local community. But this needs to be prepared for, planned and managed in order to harness the potential and create long-term affordable and sustainable services.
Read the accompanying blog by our Clinical Adviser, Daniel Hardiman-McCartney.