Using technology to improve patient care

Roy G Beran
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50536
Published online: 6 April 2020

Patient‐centred technology, delivered via mobile phone apps, can dramatically improve patient outcomes

When you hear the word “telemedicine”, you probably think of sophisticated telesurgery and complicated, distance, computer‐enhanced teleconsultations.1 Telemedicine evokes thoughts of remote locations, with inadequate local services being augmented by involving experts who function or operate far from the location of the recipient of the service provided.1 This is no longer the case. Acknowledging that telemedicine includes technology used to improve health care delivery,2,3,4 its applications have become far more ubiquitous in everyday patient care.1,2,3,4

  • Roy G Beran1,2,3

  • 1 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld
  • 3 Sechenov Moscow First State University, Moscow, Russia



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