Telehealth utilization during the Covid-19 pandemic: A systematic review

Garfan, Salem and Alamoodi, A. H. and Zaidan, B. B. and Al-Zobbi, Mohammed and Hamid, Rula A. and Alwan, Jwan K. and Ahmaro, Ibraheem Y. Y. and Khalid, Eman Thabet and Jumaah, F. M. and Albahri, O. S. and Zaidan, A. A. and Albahri, A. S. and Al-qaysi, Z. T. and Ahmed, M. A. and Shuwandy, Moceheb Lazam and Salih, Mahmood M. and Zughoul, Omar and Mohammed, K. and Momani, Fayiz (2021) Telehealth utilization during the Covid-19 pandemic: A systematic review. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 138. ISSN 0010-4825, DOI

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During the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, different technologies, including telehealth, are maximised to mitigate the risks and consequences of the disease. Telehealth has been widely utilised because of its usability and safety in providing healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a systematic literature review which provides extensive evidence on the impact of COVID-19 through telehealth and which covers multiple directions in a large-scale research remains lacking. This study aims to review telehealth literature comprehensively since the pandemic started. It also aims to map the research landscape into a coherent taxonomy and characterise this emerging field in terms of motivations, open challenges and recommendations. Articles related to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic were systematically searched in the WOS, IEEE, Science Direct, Springer and Scopus databases. The final set included (n = 86) articles discussing telehealth applications with respect to (i) control (n = 25), (ii) technology (n = 14) and (iii) medical procedure (n = 47). Since the beginning of the pandemic, telehealth has been presented in diverse cases. However, it still warrants further attention. Regardless of category, the articles focused on the challenges which hinder the maximisation of telehealth in such times and how to address them. With the rapid increase in the utilization of telehealth in different specialised hospitals and clinics, a potential framework which reflects the authors' implications of the future application and opportunities of telehealth has been established. This article improves our understanding and reveals the full potential of telehealth during these difficult times and beyond.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia [2020-0310-106-11]
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; E-health; Pandemic; SARS-CoV-2; Telehealth; Telemedicine
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QH Natural history
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2022 00:55
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2022 00:55

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