News

Liability on the Frontline - Part 3: The great telehealth experiment

Published on 30/11/2020
Liability on the Frontline - Part 3: The great telehealth experiment From fast-tracked clinical trials to emergency medical devices and telehealth innovations, the Life Sciences sector is providing solutions to Covid-19. This series of reports explores what risks organisations are entering into as they ride to the world’s rescue and how they can protect themselves 

Liability on the Frontline - Part 3: The great telehealth experiment

Integrating new technology systems into large institutions is notoriously difficult even when it is carefully planned. So how has the rapid roll-out of telehealth during the pandemic altered the risk landscape?

Before the pandemic struck, healthcare information technology, or telehealth, was already gaining a firm foothold around the world, but COVID-19 has fasttracked and consolidated its adoption into mainstream healthcare. When the virus took hold and face-to-face appointments became risky for patients and healthcare workers alike, the telehealth sector was there to provide solutions. In the blink of an eye, doctors’ appointments were delivered by video, electronic prescriptions became widespread and triage went online. The speed of the pivot to digital services shows that it was not access to technology holding healthcare providers back before.

Read the full report here: https://www.chubb.com/content/dam/chubb-sites/chubb-com/uk-en/business/life-science-in-the-era-of-pandemics/documents/pdf/5500_Chubb_LS_R3_Telehealth_UK_Accessible.pdf

Our Valued Sponsors & Partners