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The worldwide impact of telemedicine during COVID-19: current evidence and recommendations for the future.
Omboni, Stefano; Padwal, Raj S; Alessa, Tourkiah; Benczúr, Béla; Green, Beverly B; Hubbard, Ilona; Kario, Kazuomi; Khan, Nadia A; Konradi, Alexandra; Logan, Alexander G; Lu, Yuan; Mars, Maurice; McManus, Richard J; Melville, Sarah; Neumann, Claas L; Parati, Gianfranco; Renna, Nicolas F; Ryvlin, Philippe; Saner, Hugo; Schutte, Aletta E; Wang, Jiguang.
  • Omboni S; Clinical Research Unit, Italian Institute of Telemedicine, Solbiate Arno, Varese 21048, Italy.
  • Padwal RS; Department of Cardiology, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow 119991, Russia.
  • Alessa T; Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R3, Canada.
  • Benczúr B; Biomedical Technology Department, College of Applied Medical Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11362, Saudi Arabia.
  • Green BB; First Department of Internal Medicine (Cardiology-Nephrology), Balassa Janos County Hospital, Szekszard 7100, Hungary.
  • Hubbard I; Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington, WA 98101, USA.
  • Kario K; Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne 1011, Switzerland.
  • Khan NA; Department of Cardiology, Jichi Medical University School of Medicine, Tochigi 329-0498, Japan.
  • Konradi A; Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4, Canada.
  • Logan AG; Almazov National Medical Research Centre, Saint Petersburg 197341, Russia.
  • Lu Y; Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1, Canada.
  • Mars M; Sinai Health System, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X5, Canada.
  • McManus RJ; Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, CT 06510, USA.
  • Melville S; Department of TeleHealth, School of Nursing and Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4041, South Africa.
  • Neumann CL; College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia 5042, Australia.
  • Parati G; Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, UK.
  • Renna NF; Division of Cardiology, Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4L2, Canada.
  • Ryvlin P; Nephrologisches Zentrum Göttingen GbR, Göttingen 37075, Germany.
  • Saner H; Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano 20126, Italy.
  • Schutte AE; Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS San Luca, Milano 20149, Italy.
  • Wang J; Unit of Hypertension, Hospital Español de Mendoza, School of Medicine, National University of Cuyo, IMBECU-CONICET, Mendoza 5500, Argentina.
Connect Health ; 1: 7-35, 2022 Jan 04.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1836209
During the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has emerged worldwide as an indispensable resource to improve the surveillance of patients, curb the spread of disease, facilitate timely identification and management of ill people, but, most importantly, guarantee the continuity of care of frail patients with multiple chronic diseases. Although during COVID-19 telemedicine has thrived, and its adoption has moved forward in many countries, important gaps still remain. Major issues to be addressed to enable large scale implementation of telemedicine include (1) establishing adequate policies to legislate telemedicine, license healthcare operators, protect patients' privacy, and implement reimbursement plans; (2) creating and disseminating practical guidelines for the routine clinical use of telemedicine in different contexts; (3) increasing in the level of integration of telemedicine with traditional healthcare services; (4) improving healthcare professionals' and patients' awareness of and willingness to use telemedicine; and (5) overcoming inequalities among countries and population subgroups due to technological, infrastructural, and economic barriers. If all these requirements are met in the near future, remote management of patients will become an indispensable resource for the healthcare systems worldwide and will ultimately improve the management of patients and the quality of care.

Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Experimental Studies / Prognostic study Language: English Journal: Connect Health Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Ch.2021.03





Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Type of study: Experimental Studies / Prognostic study Language: English Journal: Connect Health Year: 2022 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Ch.2021.03