Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 12

Telemedicine and Telehealth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

Zainab J Gandhi1*, Zabeen Mahuwala2 and Juzar Ali3

1Department of Medicine, C.U. Shah Medical College, India
2Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky, United States
4Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care/Allergy and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, United States

*Corresponding Author: Zainab J Gandhi, Department of Medicine, C.U. Shah Medical College, India.

Received: September 29, 2020; Published: November 10, 2020

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Abstract

  The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the implementation of telemedicine and its use for patient care. Telemedicine has been used in the past in many settings in non-crisis patient encounters and at many points of care, ranging from emergency room trauma units to clinic outpatient encounters in rural and semi-urban remote areas and as part of chronic care management. It has also been helpful in selected settings during natural disasters to improve access to care where conventional patient-doctor encounters were not possible. With its increased use during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to review if this is truly a step forward in increasing access to care in challenging environments. This review article will attempt to outline the pros and cons of this emerging modality of healthcare delivery.

Keywords: Telemedicine; Telehealth; COVID-19; Clinical Examination

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Citation

Citation: Zainab J Gandhi., et al. “Telemedicine and Telehealth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.12 (2020): 13-16.



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