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coronavirus and the future of telemedicine

Meriam Islam

Topol Digital Fellow

Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

16.09.2020

As concerns about Covid-19 remain, telemedicine and home monitoring continue providing access to care when patients’ ability to see their doctors is restricted. From the doctor’s perspective, the shift to telemedicine requires a new way of working. Care providers must overcome new challenges such as effectiveness compared with in-person visits, additional information flows and security. As telemedicine services continue to evolve, they could be deeply embedded into the care delivery system.

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