COVID-19 can lead to life-threatening disease. Its rapid disease spread through liquid droplets by cough, sneeze, hand-to-mouth-to-eye contact, and through contaminated hard surfaces. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in considerably greater morbidities and mortality. Due to its rapid global spread, the World Health organization (WHO, 2020) announced COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The impact of the global coronavirus pandemic is greater challenges in the global healthcare system. Facing the outlook of COVIV-19 pandemic status, with reducing person-to-person infectious spread and providing the disease treatment with patient safety, it is imperative to safety monitor and care for patients with COVID-19. Impending crisis are opportunities for the innovation of healthcare module, wherein a normally and traditionally healthcare system can be improvised and innovated through the information and communication technology in response to the pandemic. This example of a Regional Teaching Hospital is described their strategies of response to COVID-19. Three-phase strategies of epidemic prevention included 1) rapidly establishing the core team of healthcare in response to the pandemic, 2) segregating patients, wards, and work assignments to reduce the risk of be infecting with COVID-19, and 3) erecting the contact-free monitoring platform of contagious patients with the information and communication technology. They also provided their experiences in COVID-19 to Eswatini which is a diplomatic country of Taiwan.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Information and Communication Technology Use on COVID-19 Patients-A Regional Teaching Hospital Experience
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|Published - 2020
- the information and communication technology
- contact-free monitoring platform of contagious patients