The pandemic has been a catalyst for change when it comes to adoption of technology in healthcare. People are more familiar with digital services than ever before, especially when it comes to health services. For example, linking a vaccine certificate to a check-in app is now standard knowledge across the world.
As a result, global investment in digital health startups jumped to US$57 billion in 2021, while at last count there are now 90 digital health “unicorns” around the world – four times as many as five years ago. In fact, as of March 2022 , there were over 2,600 HealthTech startups in Australia.