Review Article
Volume 10 Issue 2 - 2021
Telehealth Applications and its Contribution to the Pandemic Covid-19
Dimitrios Kosmidis1*, Sotiria Koutsouki2 and Antigoni Fountouki3
1Clinical Collaborator, Nursing Department, International Hellenic University, Greece
2Head Nurse, Kavala General Hospital, Greece
3Clinical Lecturer, Nursing Department, International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki, Greece
*Corresponding Author: Dimitrios Kosmidis, Clinical Collaborator, Nursing Department, International Hellenic University, Greece.
Received: December 31, 2020; Published: January 29, 2021




Abstract

The adoption of telehealth in a wide range of remote care activities has already been established in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The pressure on digital system providers for smart solutions and applications for telehealth and telemedicine systems by citizens, health professionals and public bodies as tools to tackle the pandemic is enormous. Fear of transmitting the virus has led to many telemedicine applications and systems with the most important being contact detection, reporting and monitoring of possible or confirmed cases as well as remote psychological support. Technologies such as the development of sophisticated clinical decision support systems and cloud-supported mobile solutions seem to have the best prospects. The use of tele-health seems to be spreading rapidly in the field of health with good prospects for its further spread and its permanent establishment. However, many obstacles remain to be overcome at many levels, such as the risk of personal data breach. The undoubted advantages of telehealth seem to overcome any obstacles, defining a new framework in the immediate and long-term future of healthcare.

Keywords: Telehealth; Telemedicine; Applications; COVID-19

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Citation: Dimitrios Kosmidis., et al. “Telehealth Applications and its Contribution to the Pandemic Covid-19”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 10.2 (2021): 56-64.

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