Global orthopaedic trauma surgeons highlight telenomics during the COVID-19 era: A case for advancing telemedicine in orthopaedics

Peter A. Cole, Bradley A. Lezak, Lisa K. Schroder

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Abstract

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sparked rapid widespread adoption of telemedicine throughout specialties, including orthopaedics. A succession of factors, starting with payers, followed by provider adoption, and reciprocated by patient approval, created newly accepted telehealth practices that have moved from trial to norm in a short time span. Orthopaedic surgeons believe telehealth will endure as a permanent change to their practice beyond the COVID-19 era, however, many permanent changes must take place by payers, providers, and patients to sustain telehealth into the future. The goal of this paper is to highlight the indelibility of telemedicine adoption in orthopaedic practices globally, characterize the chain of events that led to its large-scale adoption, and catalyze discussion around actionable next steps to sustain its benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-185
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Volume17
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Global health
  • Health policy
  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Orthopaedics
  • Telehealth
  • Telemedicine
  • U.S. healthcare policy

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Review

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