Special Issue "Telehealth: How Technology Is Evolving Healthcare Training and Patient Education"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "TeleHealth and Digital Healthcare".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Justin W. Collins
Guest Editor
Research Department of Targeted Intervention, University College London, London, UK
Interests: Telemedicine; Telepresence; Training; Digital Surgery

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Telehealth comprises computer and information technologies that increase opportunities for connectivity between healthcare providers and our patients. Necessity is a strong driver of change and the COVID-19 pandemic has done more to advance telehealth in the last year than technology has achieved in the past 10 years. Importantly, digitalisation of healthcare provides rich sources of data collection and supports standardised approaches that reduce variables and that, in turn, enables machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Network development creates new levels of support for trainees and patients and with data labelling we have increased possibilities for personalised feedback that will result in continuous incremental improvements. Telehealth is rapidly advancing in many areas with developments in AI, wearables, and network development. Telehealth also has potential to reduce costs as well as improve accessibility and collaborative networks built by doctors and patients will drive both understanding and innovation in healthcare. This Special Issue intends to provide details on the current developments in telehealth that are evolving healthcare services and training.

Dr. Justin W. Collins
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • 3D printing
  • artificial intelligence
  • artificial neural network
  • deep learning
  • digital surgery
  • enhanced recovery protocols (ERAS)
  • home monitoring
  • machine learning
  • medical robots
  • telemedicine
  • telemetry
  • telementorship
  • elepresence
  • teleproctorship
  • virtual and augmented reality
  • wearables
  • clinical decision support
  • credentialing
  • e-learning
  • healthcare monitoring pre- and post-operatively
  • healthcare service recommendation
  • medical data analysis
  • medical image analysis
  • medical innovations
  • smart hospital
  • surgical management, classification and prediction
  • surgical training
  • telehealth

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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