The Coronavirus pandemic has elevated the importance of telehealth technology as an important component of modern and sustainable medicine. Telemedicine has practically eliminated the distance between patient and provider and it has also reduced the time and the cost associated with access to healthcare. Furthermore, pertinent to the COVID pandemic, increase use of telehealth will reduces risks of exposing providers and patients to the virus. Adoption rate limited to medical emergencies is insufficient. The World Health Organization (WHO) had issued advisement regarding the risks of infection especially in crowded hospitals and emergency rooms. Failures to adequately warn hospitals and health providers have resulted in q 'multiplier effect' of exponential growth in infections, something which could have otherwise been avoided by safely treating patients 'remotely', from their homes. Our aim is to outline the concept of telehealth and a future structure of home care systems.

Telemedicine, Homecare in the Era of COVID-19 & beyond

Persia F.
2020

Abstract

The Coronavirus pandemic has elevated the importance of telehealth technology as an important component of modern and sustainable medicine. Telemedicine has practically eliminated the distance between patient and provider and it has also reduced the time and the cost associated with access to healthcare. Furthermore, pertinent to the COVID pandemic, increase use of telehealth will reduces risks of exposing providers and patients to the virus. Adoption rate limited to medical emergencies is insufficient. The World Health Organization (WHO) had issued advisement regarding the risks of infection especially in crowded hospitals and emergency rooms. Failures to adequately warn hospitals and health providers have resulted in q 'multiplier effect' of exponential growth in infections, something which could have otherwise been avoided by safely treating patients 'remotely', from their homes. Our aim is to outline the concept of telehealth and a future structure of home care systems.
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