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The Critical Role of Telemedicine in Times of Crisis

A talk by Galia Barkai
Head, Telemedicine, Sheba MC, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

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During the session, Dr. Barkai will share Sheba Medical Center's experience creating special wards for COVID-19 patients using telemedicine technologies. Dr. Barkai will focus on the different needs for the different settings and will talk about future applications of telemedicine and telepresence in inpatients, including for teaching purposes in the future.

Key Takeaways


  1. Learn why telemedicine is not a constraint and how it can empower patients and clinicians to allow for better quality, efficacy, and accessibility to healthcare
  2. Discuss how telemedicine tools allow comprehensive solutions that are highly scalable
  3. Touch on how the COVID-19 pandemic might be remembered as the turning point for digital transformation in general, and telemedicine specifically