Virtual Care for Neurological Practice

Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2020 Sep-Oct;23(5):587-591. doi: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_415_20. Epub 2020 Dec 8.


The COVID-19 crisis has worsened the pre-existing barriers to accessing neurological specialist care in Low and middle income countries. Telemedicine has been available for well over 2 decades but has not been widely adopted in LMIC's due to issues around cost, feasibility, infrastructure and regulation. Virtual care is an offshoot of traditional telemedicine leveraging the widely available internet enabled devices to connect patients with their healthcare providers. In this manuscript, we provide an overview of the virtual care, relevance to neurology and some guidance on implementing virtual care in an Indian context.

Keywords: eVisit; telemedicine; teleneurology; virtual care.