Implementation of Telemedicine in Otorhinolaryngology

  • Hrvoje Mihalj Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Croatia; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
  • Željko Zubčić Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Croatia; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
  • Andrijana Včeva Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Croatia; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
  • Željko Vranješ Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Croatia; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
  • Josip Maleš Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Croatia; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
  • Darija Birtić Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Croatia; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
  • Tihana Mendeš Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Croatia; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
  • Stjepan Grga Milanković Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
  • Tin Prpić Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Croatia; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
  • Vjeran Bogović Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Croatia; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
  • Ivan Abičić Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Osijek, Croatia; Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
  • Matej Rezo Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia
  • Miroslav Moguš Online Application Development Team, A1 Hrvatska d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia
  • Anamarija Šestak* Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Croatia

Abstract

Telemedicine is a term that covers all procedures supported by communication technology, which has the purpose of providing health services at a specific spatial distance. This is an area that is developing rapidly and has found particular application in otorhinolaryngology, given that a large number of surgeries are performed with the help of endoscopes and microscopes. Telemedicine also represents a significant advantage during the coronavirus pandemic, both in terms of treating patients and monitoring them more effectively. For the purpose of preparing this article, research published on Scopus, PubMed, Google Scholar, and Google was reviewed using the keywords “telemedicine” and “otorhinolaryngology”. This review article provides a summary and the latest insights in this broad and fast-growing area. The development of telemedicine in Croatia as well as a special review of the application of telemedicine during the coronavirus pandemic is also presented in this article.

Published
Apr 28, 2021
How to Cite
MIHALJ, Hrvoje et al. Implementation of Telemedicine in Otorhinolaryngology. Southeastern European Medical Journal, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 122-134, apr. 2021. ISSN 2459-9484. Available at: <http://seemedj.mefos.unios.hr/index.php/seemedj/article/view/195>. Date accessed: 03 aug. 2021. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26332/seemedj.v5i1.195.
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