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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 527-528

Video consultations with “Paper and Pen” health record: A path-breaking solution to troubleshoot acceptability of telemedicine practice in developing countries


1 Senior Resident, Tele-Medicine Centre, Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS Digital Academy, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Additional Professor, Tele-Medicine Centre, Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS Digital Academy, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Professor, Tele-Medicine Centre, Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS Digital Academy, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Narayana Manjunatha
Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijph.ijph_1463_21

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Telemedicine is the delivery of health care from a distance. It also includes research and evaluation of such services using health data which are stored in “Electronic Health Record” (EHR) platforms. EHR has proved to be useful in monitoring health care delivery but setting up of such platforms is tedious and resource-consuming in developing countries. With the recent surge of telemedicine utility during the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine has emerged to be pivotal in reaching stranded patients needing care without EHR-based practice. The practice of patient health record (PHR)-based teleconsultations in India has demonstrated how a conventional “paper and pen” method can be combined to popularise telemedicine utility. Thus, use of PHR-based system to maintain health records would prove to be a pragmatic solution for physicians in low-resource settings to improve their reach to a larger population in need for the future.


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