WhatsApp Messenger as an Adjunctive Tool for Telemedicine: An Overview

by Vincenzo Giordano, Hilton Koch, Alexandre Godoy-Santos et al.
Interactive Journal of Medical Research, Vol 6, No 2 (2017): Jul-Dec – Published on 21.07.17

8 pp. 591 kB
http://www.i-jmr.org/2017/2/e11/pdf

The advent of telemedicine has allowed physicians to deliver medical treatment to patients from a distance. Mobile apps such as WhatsApp Messenger, an instant messaging service, came as a novel concept in all fields of social life, including medicine. The use of instant messaging services has been shown to improve communication within medical teams by providing means for quick teleconsultation, information sharing, and starting treatment as soon as possible.

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