Here is an excerpt from the VCReporter on HEALTHCARE 2.0 | DOCTOR-PATIENT INTERACTIONS GO HIGH TECH DURING THE PANDEMIC — AND JUST MAY STAY THAT WAY
“A MASSIVE SHIFT”
Experts say the rapid technological changes happening in medicine due to the pandemic also have profound implications for other types of businesses, government agencies, schools and religious institutions.
CSUCI computer science professor Michael Soltys says organizations of all kinds have been adapting quickly to new technologies like Internet-based meeting programs.
Michael Soltys. Photo courtesy of CSU Channel Islands
“Everybody’s on Zoom and working from home if they can,” said Soltys “It’s a massive shift.”
He also says some people are finding benefits from taking care of business at home.
“Of course there’s the joke about sitting in your pajamas at a meeting comfortably in your home with a cup of coffee, but you do save time on commuting. Meetings online tend to be more targeted and condensed and better scripted. They’re often recorded so people are better prepared. They’re not just hanging out in a meeting room killing time,” said Soltys. “People are going to become accustomed to those benefits and will want to have them.”
I recently (April 12, 2020) spoke with KCLU on COVID 19 and the Cloud.