Analyses | Medicine and healthcare | 2020-06-17 | HKET

The new normal amid coronavirus pandemic: Challenges of telemedicine



The delivery of healthcare services has to adapt to a ‘new normal’ under the continuing coronavirus pandemic, such as making use of telemedicine to reduce the flow of people in hospitals, thereby balancing the infection risk and demand for maintaining essential health service. In fact, some public hospitals, private hospitals and telemedicine platforms have already launched video medical consultation services. Examining their experiences, what are the challenges facing telemedicine in Hong Kong?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.