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Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences From Western China.
J Med Internet Res. 2020 05 08; 22(5):e19577.JM

Abstract

Disasters and pandemics pose unique challenges to health care delivery. As health care resources continue to be stretched due to the increasing burden of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, telemedicine, including tele-education, may be an effective way to rationally allocate medical resources. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a multimodal telemedicine network in Sichuan Province in Western China was activated immediately after the first outbreak in January 2020. The network synergizes a newly established 5G service, a smartphone app, and an existing telemedicine system. Telemedicine was demonstrated to be feasible, acceptable, and effective in Western China, and allowed for significant improvements in health care outcomes. The success of telemedicine here may be a useful reference for other parts of the world.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.Department of Medical Affairs, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.Department of Medical Affairs, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.Medical Administration, Health Commission of Sichuan Province, Chengdu, China.Medical Administration, Health Commission of Sichuan Province, Chengdu, China.Department of Neurology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.Department of Neurology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.Department of Neurology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32349962

Citation

Hong, Zhen, et al. "Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences From Western China." Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 22, no. 5, 2020, pp. e19577.
Hong Z, Li N, Li D, et al. Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences From Western China. J Med Internet Res. 2020;22(5):e19577.
Hong, Z., Li, N., Li, D., Li, J., Li, B., Xiong, W., Lu, L., Li, W., & Zhou, D. (2020). Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences From Western China. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(5), e19577. https://doi.org/10.2196/19577
Hong Z, et al. Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences From Western China. J Med Internet Res. 2020 05 8;22(5):e19577. PubMed PMID: 32349962.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences From Western China. AU - Hong,Zhen, AU - Li,Nian, AU - Li,Dajiang, AU - Li,Junhua, AU - Li,Bing, AU - Xiong,Weixi, AU - Lu,Lu, AU - Li,Weimin, AU - Zhou,Dong, Y1 - 2020/05/08/ PY - 2020/04/23/received PY - 2020/04/29/accepted PY - 2020/5/1/pubmed PY - 2020/5/20/medline PY - 2020/5/1/entrez KW - COVID-19 KW - coronavirus disease KW - medical education KW - pandemics KW - tele-education KW - telemedicine KW - teleteaching SP - e19577 EP - e19577 JF - Journal of medical Internet research JO - J. Med. Internet Res. VL - 22 IS - 5 N2 - Disasters and pandemics pose unique challenges to health care delivery. As health care resources continue to be stretched due to the increasing burden of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, telemedicine, including tele-education, may be an effective way to rationally allocate medical resources. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a multimodal telemedicine network in Sichuan Province in Western China was activated immediately after the first outbreak in January 2020. The network synergizes a newly established 5G service, a smartphone app, and an existing telemedicine system. Telemedicine was demonstrated to be feasible, acceptable, and effective in Western China, and allowed for significant improvements in health care outcomes. The success of telemedicine here may be a useful reference for other parts of the world. SN - 1438-8871 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32349962/Telemedicine_During_the_COVID-19_Pandemic:_Experiences_From_Western_China L2 - https://www.jmir.org/2020/5/e19577/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -