Telemedicine, Telehealth, and Telepresence: Principals, Strategies, Applications, and New Directions by Dr. Rifat Latifi, Charles Doarn, and Dr. Ronald Merrell, was just released through Springer. Telemedicine and telehealth have consistently been shown to be effective for remote areas or limited-resource locations, regular medical and surgical practice, primary care, second opinion, extreme conditions, major crises, and […]

The following paper was written by Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS and published in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. Telemedicine has the potential to provide rapid, safe, and high-quality care, but these virtual clinical services did not take center stage until the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In fact, the pandemic may well be […]

The following study was published through Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers. Background:Telemedicine systems increase access to care, particularly in remote and developing countries. Nationwide telemedicine programs in Cabo Verde and Albania have been built by the International Virtual e-Hospital Foundation (IVeH) and based on the effective Initiate-Build-Operate-Transfer (IBOT) strategy. The aim of this study was […]