Given the difficult circumstances, this worked out well in most cases. Not so strange, because initiatives such as Kahn Academy have shown for some time that online education is often possible. Distance learning is also here to stay, but then as an integral part of a ‘blended training system’. Along with the old classical education. The elaboration differs per school type, age category, education level, and target group. One problem, it is the most vulnerable children who are at risk of being further compromised with distance learning.

That requires extra attention

Remote healthcare In healthcare, online applications, and apps for ‘remote care’ have been rolled out in a short time and on a large scale. Think of image care for online consultation hours and apps for home monitoring, support, and social contact. Care processes have been adapted and obstacles in legislation and regulations (including privacy and financing) have been removed. Patients, clients, and employees experience the benefits, and authorities such as the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZA) and health insurers have finally arranged the financing.

Care at a distance is unstoppable and will play an important role in the pursuit of better and cheaper health care by offering ‘ the right care in the right place at the right time ‘. A point of attention is the large group of healthcare workers and patients who do not yet have sufficient digital skills to handle remote care. An elderly woman speaks to a doctor via tablet. Hybrid business models, The coronavirus is changing the behavior of consumers and companies.

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