Tag Archive for ‘remote surgery’

Expansion of telemedicine may be the greatest benefit of the COVID-19 pandemic

Describes the benefits of telemedicine including minimizing patient, provider, and community exposure to COVID-19 and outlines strategies for expanding telehealth in the future.

Preoperative telemedicine evaluation of surgical mission patients: Should we use it routinely?

On-site preoperative evaluation of global surgery patients is a complex, time-consuming, and often chaotic process, however, telemedicine may expedite the delivery of lifesaving care. This article describes how the authors reviewed patient information and radiologic studies using store-and-forward telemedicine (SAFT) before embarking on a surgical mission in the Philippines.

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