Review: COVID-19 transforms health care through telemedicine: Evidence from the field

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Review: COVID-19 transforms health care through telemedicine: Evidence from the field

Review: COVID-19 transforms health care through telemedicine: Evidence from the field

This study demonstrated the feasibility and impact of the rapidly expanding the use of telemedicine for urgent and non-urgent care visits during the COVID-19 outbreak.

With virtual urgent care utilization double that of emergency room visits during the height of the pandemic, results from this study corroborate the significant role of telemedicine in expanding emergency room capacity. Additionally, the use of telemedicine is feasible in non-urgent health care settings. Using telemedicine, health providers and patients are experiencing a new normal of communicating with each other through video and audio means that is likely to affect the future of health care following the pandemic.

|2020-04-28T12:02:26-04:00April 28th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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