coronavirus and the future of telemedicine

Meriam Islam

Topol Digital Fellow

Moorfields Eye Hospital, London


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.