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World J Clin Oncol. 2020 Dec 24;11(12):968-975. doi: 10.5306/wjco.v11.i12.968.
On account of coronavirus illness 2019 pandemic attributable to extreme acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, there was a significant reallocation of assets that has impacted the therapy of many ailments, together with most cancers. The rising use of data and communication applied sciences (ICT), along with a brand new method to work geared toward guaranteeing the security of well being care professionals and sufferers alike, has allowed us to take care of the standard of care whereas guaranteeing biosecurity. The applying of ICT to well being care (eHealth) goals to considerably enhance the standard, entry to, and effectiveness of medical care. The truth is, the expanded use of ICT has been acknowledged as a key, cost-effective precedence for well being care by the World Well being Organisation. The medical speciality of radiation oncology is intently linked to expertise and as a consequence of coronavirus illness 2019, ICT has been broadly employed by radiation oncologists worldwide, offering new alternatives for interplay amongst professionals, together with telemedicine and e-learning, whereas additionally minimizing therapy interruptions. Future analysis ought to consider this rising paradigm, which presents new alternatives, together with sooner and extra numerous change of scientific information, organizational enhancements, and extra environment friendly workflows. Furthermore, these efficiencies will enable professionals to dedicate extra time to affected person care, with a greater work-life stability. Within the current editorial, we talk about the alternatives offered by these digital instruments, in addition to obstacles to their implementation, and a imaginative and prescient of the longer term.