Treatment of Ebola in the Digital Age
Lopez, A. (2014). Treatment of Ebola in the Digital Age. Arizona Telemedicine Program.
The author presents strategies for preventing Ebola disease transmission through the use of telemedicine. Specifically, she discusses a national Ebola hotline to triage at-risk cases; using Bluetooth digital monitoring for high-risk suspect cases without symptoms; video enabled ambulance transfers; and an electronic ICU set up that minimizes exposure of live caregivers. Similar strategies could be applied to the management of other emerging infectious disease outbreaks.