Hospital and home remote patient monitoring during the COVID-19 outbreak: A novel concept implemented


  • Michael Halberthal, MD, MHA
  • Dean Nachman, MD
  • Arik Eisenkraft, MD, MPH
  • Eli Jaffe, PhD



COVID-19, pandemic



Author Biographies

Michael Halberthal, MD, MHA

Director General, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel

Dean Nachman, MD

Deputy Director, Institute for Research in Military Medicine, The Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem and the Israel Defense Force Medical Corps; Internal Medicine Physician caring for COVID-19 patients at the Hadassah Medical Center COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit, Jerusalem, Israel

Arik Eisenkraft, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Military Medicine, Institute for Research in Military Medicine, The Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem; Chief Medical Officer at Biobeat Technologies Ltd., Jerusalem, Israel

Eli Jaffe, PhD

Deputy Director and Head of Community Division Magen David Adom, Israel National Emergency Medical Services, Kiryat Ono; Department of Emergency Medicine, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel


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How to Cite

Halberthal, MD, MHA, M., D. Nachman, MD, A. Eisenkraft, MD, MPH, and E. Jaffe, PhD. “Hospital and Home Remote Patient Monitoring During the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Novel Concept Implemented”. American Journal of Disaster Medicine, vol. 15, no. 2, Apr. 2020, pp. 149-51, doi:10.5055/ajdm.2020.0349.



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