International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2020)

Needs assessment to implement virtual clinics in primary health care, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Abdulaziz Alrabiah, Dr. Laila Ahmed Ayoub, Dr. Musaab Abdullah M Hashem, Mostafa Kofi

Introduction: Telemedicine is an effective approach used by doctors and healthcare service providers to reach out to patients remotely away from their offices or clinics. It is a practice that has been applied for decades, and it continues to grow with the increasing advancement of technology. This paper has examined virtual clinics and ways in which telemedicine can be applied to improve patient care. It begins by providing extensive background information about the concept. It is noted that the term 'telemedicine' was first mentioned in 1906 in an academic publication, and ever since, it has been practiced in different medical settings across the world. This project has also discussed broadly the methodology it applied in gathering data. Methods: A comprehensive literature review that included an exploration of diverse databases was found to be the most appropriate methodology. Results: The findings present various intriguing issues that were helpful in understanding the research problem. Conclusion and Recommendations: Three important recommendations have been suggested. These include training and education, policy formulation, and restructuring of referral forms. It is believed that through the implementation of these, it will be possible to obtain positive outcomes when it comes to application of telemedicine. This study was informative since it presented crucial discussion on different issues related to the improvement of patient care through the use of advanced and modern technology.
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Dr. Abdulaziz Alrabiah, Dr. Laila Ahmed Ayoub, Dr. Musaab Abdullah M Hashem, Mostafa Kofi. Needs assessment to implement virtual clinics in primary health care, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 35-42
International Journal of Medical and Health Research