This collection of articles covers all aspects of telemedicine, currently relevant in the COVID-19 crisis
It's TELEMEDICINE TIME! The present Covid-19 pandemic offers us some fascinating and real-time opportunities to co-create and better understand decisions that should have taken a long time ago but were postponed or rejected while the situation was more beneficial than now.
As you might know, telemedicine refers to a variety of health-related services and practices for caring for patients remotely via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. With accelerating adoption of telehealth technologies by healthcare professionals worldwide, we are currently building a significant shift in mindset. In addition, this change creates a new communication culture among patients offering more trust, comfort and acceptance.
So, Jan Beger and I decided to make this ScienceOpen collection of various articles on the topic of telemedicine and eHealth and how emerging technologies have been applied in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We would like to invite fellow researchers, healthcare professionals, public health and data scientists, medical students, nurses, policy makers and everyone else who is interested in this thopic to join our continuous online journal club discussion and share your opinions. All your comments regarding each of these articles as well as your suggestions for including any other publications are truly appreciated!
|Background image credit:
Marco Verch, Überwachung des Herzschlags mit Smartphone App und Stethoskop, Flickr, CC BY
|General medicine, Medicine, Biomedical engineering, General social science, Public health
|Telemedicine, e-health, m-health, COVID19, Pandemic, Artificial Intelligence, Telehealth, Diagnostics, Radiology, Virtualcare