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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-31

Telemedicine: Zero Contagion risk and enabler of healthcare fire sales

Management (Hospital Administration), Shri Guru Ram Rai University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Neha Ghildiyal
Shri Guru Ram Rai University, Patel Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cmrp.cmrp_57_22

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India has made remarkable progress in ease of doing business, competitiveness and technological innovation in the past few years. During the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine entered the healthcare sector as a boon. Telehealth witnessed accelerated adoption during the COVID-19 pandemic, finding its niche amongst the emerging digitally enabled India. Medical centres are responding to the needy through the use of digital tools and technology, such as telemedicine and virtual care, along with various other virtual means. This research paper discusses the application of the Internet and other related technologies in the health sector for improving access to and efficiency, efficacy and quality of clinical and corporate processes used by healthcare organisations, physicians, patients and consumers to improve the health status of patients. The use of telemedicine during the pandemic has experienced rapid growth. This study essentially focuses on the importance of telemedicine during such trying times. The literature review was performed to study the importance, advantages and disadvantages of telemedicine in India during the pandemic. In addition, research articles, and databases, including Google Scholar, PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE, were searched to study the changes that are rapidly entering the healthcare sector and the efficacy of the concept of telemedicine for patients.

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