Telemedicine in Hepatology: Current Applications and Future Directions.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Telemedicine refers to the use of information and communication technologies for providing health care at a distance. Through the use of telecommunication technologies such as cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices, health care providers are able to conduct patient visits, mentor/train other providers, and monitor patients' chronic diseases remotely, potentially hundreds or thousands of miles away. Over the past 2 decades, the use of telemedicine has grown in the field of hepatology. In this review, we provide a focused primer on telemedicine and its current applications in hepatology. In particular, we discuss the use of telemedicine in the management of chronic hepatitis C, the complications of liver disease, as well as preliver transplantation evaluation and posttransplantation care. In addition, we provide a synopsis of the effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the use of telemedicine in hepatology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fung, BM; Perumpail, M; Patel, YA; Tabibian, JH

Published Date

  • February 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 294 - 303

PubMed ID

  • 34506686

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-6473

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/lt.26293


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States