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New development: ‘Healing at a distance’—telemedicine and COVID-19

New development: ‘Healing at a distance’—telemedicine and COVID-19 In extreme circumstances such as pandemics, the presence of patients in hospital emergency departments becomes untenable. Healthcare professionals and organizations worldwide are leaning on technology as a crucial ally to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. This article focuses on the positive impact of telemedicine for helping service provision, from enabling virtual triage to mitigating the negative psychological effects of social isolation. The authors discuss the challenges and opportunities to telemedicine practices. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Public Money & Management Taylor & Francis

New development: ‘Healing at a distance’—telemedicine and COVID-19

New development: ‘Healing at a distance’—telemedicine and COVID-19

Public Money & Management , Volume 40 (6): 3 – Aug 17, 2020

Abstract

In extreme circumstances such as pandemics, the presence of patients in hospital emergency departments becomes untenable. Healthcare professionals and organizations worldwide are leaning on technology as a crucial ally to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. This article focuses on the positive impact of telemedicine for helping service provision, from enabling virtual triage to mitigating the negative psychological effects of social isolation. The authors discuss the challenges and opportunities to telemedicine practices.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
1467-9302
eISSN
0954-0962
DOI
10.1080/09540962.2020.1748855
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Abstract

In extreme circumstances such as pandemics, the presence of patients in hospital emergency departments becomes untenable. Healthcare professionals and organizations worldwide are leaning on technology as a crucial ally to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. This article focuses on the positive impact of telemedicine for helping service provision, from enabling virtual triage to mitigating the negative psychological effects of social isolation. The authors discuss the challenges and opportunities to telemedicine practices.

Journal

Public Money & ManagementTaylor & Francis

Published: Aug 17, 2020

Keywords: Apps; COVID-19; e-healthcare; healthcare system; legislation; technology; telehealth; telemedicine

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