Medical Students to the Rescue: Fighting COVID-19 with an Outpatient Pulse Oximetry Monitoring Protocol

15 Mar 2021
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The COVID-19 Outpatient Pulse Oximetry Protocol (CO-POP), which is led and co-designed by medical students, allowed for structured outpatient pulse oximetry monitoring of COVID-19 patients who are at risk for clinical decompensation without adding workload to the already limited healthcare workforce resources.

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VA Video Telehealth and Training Programs During the COVID-19 Response

11 Mar 2021
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Video telehealth has played a crucial role in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As VA providers transitioned to providing remote care for their patients, VA experienced exponential growth in telemedicine — particularly in the use of synchronous video telehealth care, known at VA as Clinical Video Telehealth (CVT).

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Telehealth for Limiting Readmission Rates of COPD Patients: An Assessment Based on Medicare Data

2 Mar 2021
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Telemedicine has developed as an innovative way to remotely view and treat patients without necessitating for patients to physically come into a physicians’ office or healthcare facility. This article looks at insights into the effectiveness of integrating telemedicine in medical facilities, where patients have high hierarchical condition category (HCC) risk scores.

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Telehealth in Latin America: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Face of COVID-19

19 Feb 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use and importance of telehealth and telemedicine globally. In industrialized countries, stay-at-home measures and changes to government regulations regarding telehealth resulted in an over 100-fold increase in demand within weeks. The COVID-19 has raged across Latin America for most of 2020, with associated high rates of illness and death. The objective of this article is to review some of the successes and challenges of telehealth in Latin America and highlight opportunities for action within the context of COVID-19.

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