Data_Sheet_1_Videoconferencing Software Options for Telemedicine: A Review for Movement Disorder Neurologists.PDF
Background: The use of telemedicine has increased to address the ongoing healthcare needs of patients with movement disorders.
Objective: We aimed to describe the technical and basic security features of the most popular telemedicine videoconferencing software.
Methods: We conducted a systematic review of articles/websites about “Telemedicine,” “Cybersecurity,” and “Videoconferencing software.” Technical capabilities and basic security features were determined for each videoconferencing software.
Results: Twenty-six videoconferencing software programs were reviewed, 13 (50.0%) were specifically designed for general healthcare, and 6/26 (23.0%) were compliant with European and US regulations. Overall technical and security information were found in 5/26 software (19.2%), including Microsoft Teams, Google Hangout, Coviu, Doxy.me, and Thera platforms.
Conclusions: Detailed information about technical capabilities and data security of videoconferencing tools is not easily and openly retrievable. Our data serves as a guide for practitioners seeking to understand what features should be examined when choosing software and what options are available.