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Telehealth becomes vital in tackling Covid-19

Telehealth becomes vital in tackling Covid-19

Written by Michael Gizicki-Neundlinger | Reviewed by Simon Ladinik

Created on: 17 Apr 2020 | Updated on: 17 Apr 2020

News category: "News on Living Innovation"

Malcolm Fisk on telehealth responses to Covid-19 in Australia, USA and UK

Are existing telehealth infrastructures prepared to face the Covid-19 pandemic? Our guest in this week’s Responsible Innovation Story, Malcolm Fisk, has clear answers to that. He is Senior Researcher at the De Montfort University Leicester, United Kingdom and advises the World Health Organization on telehealth and digital health.

The most important insights from our interview with Malcolm Fisk:

  • Globally, telehealth received a big push after the outbreak of Covid-19.
  • However, only some of the more scarcely populated regions were already use to remote patient-doctor consultations.
  • Still, telehealth may become a building block of healthcare systems after the crisis – but only if we design an inclusive infrastructure, which takes the heterogeneity of patients' and doctors’ needs very seriously.


Click “View Video” to enjoy the full interview!

Click on the time stamps to watch the respective topics:

00:00 The Covid-19 situation in the United Kingdom

02:37 The Rise of Telehealth

04:32 Responsibility challenges for telehealth

06:16 Telehealth responses to Covid-19 in Australia, USA and UK

10:56 Predictive potential of telehealth

12:10 Telehealth in the center of health service provision

14:02 Digital Health is here to stay!

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