The five keys for a successful implementation of a cardiac telerehabilitation: a step-by-step effective digitalization of rehabilitation health services in Egypt

Egypt Heart J. 2022 Dec 27;74(1):85. doi: 10.1186/s43044-022-00324-3.

Abstract

Background: Telerehabilitation enables patients to communicate with physicians through the Internet and may be utilized to evaluate patients' conditions and offer treatment plans. This method became necessary as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its influence on face-to-face rehabilitation choices. Many rehabilitation professionals throughout the world have turned to the 'online' approach, relying on smartphone and smartwatch services such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and various mobile applications that comply with the ESC requirements.

Main body: Throughout this editorial, we examine the function of cardiac telerehabilitation in light of the journalistic '5 W,' taking into consideration the rising interest in this topic during the 'COVID era.'

Conclusions: Telerehabilitation is the future of rehabilitation, particularly in the COVID age. Additionally, telerehabilitation has proved to be successful in the cardiac profession when compared to face-to-face treatments, implying that this type of rehabilitation may continue after the world is COVID-free, and forecasting that it would be the preferable choice in the future.

Keywords: COVID era; Cardiac rehabilitation; Cardiovascular disease; Telerehabilitation; Virtual rehabilitation.

Publication types

  • Review