"How the COVID-19 Pandemic Could Reshape Palliative Care Into High-Tech and High-Touch Care: An Ethics of Care Perspective"Ho, Calvin Wai-Loon & Lin, Chia-Chin
2020, Volume 43, Issue 6, pp. 429-430
Introduction: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disrupted palliative care and other healthcare services as health systems were quickly overwhelmed with patients and by public health measures requiring social distancing and restricting face-to-face contact. These challenges have spurred the adoption of digital health (DH) in many health systems across the globe. Digital health is mainly concerned with the use of routine and innovative forms of information and communications technology to address health needs. Digital health has become an umbrella term that encompasses eHealth, telemedicine, mobile health (or mHealth), and emergent technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence.