Digital Health Europe

Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care – videoconsultations

Keywords: Covid-19, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Videoconsultations
Other – please specify (e.g. guidance for change management/care pathway redesign/business alignment/interoperability framework/etc.)
Short description
Clinicians are currently faced with a new disease and a new way of interacting with patients. This work provides guiding principles on how to choose between telephone and video appointments, how to conduct a “query covid” consultation remotely, and considerations when arranging follow-up and next steps. It does not cover remote triage or how to set up video consulting in your practice. It is intended as a broad orientation to a COVID-19 consultation. It does not cover every clinical eventuality, and should not be used as an official guideline for the management of a COVID-19 patient. National and local guidance are being urgently produced, and further research is being undertaken on specific aspects of management such as use of antibiotics.
Proof of concept is available: it works in a test setting and the potential end-users are positive about the concept 
United Kingdom (please specify)
Geographical scope
Submitted in other database or repository of digital health resources that is publicly available, DHE website

Additional information

to patients / citizens
Telehealth and telemedicine
Primary target patient group (age)
Youth and young adults (15-24), Adults (25-64), Older adults (65+)
Use case and care pathway positioning
Treatment, Early detection and early diagnosis, precision diagnosis