Preserving routine primary care for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLWH) has been an important challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Telemedicine platforms have offered novel means through which care for these individuals may be maintained. Opt-In for Life is a unique mobile health application that contains telemedicine capabilities as well as other features designed specifically for the care of PLWH. Opt-In for Life was implemented early in the pandemic at Hershey Medical Center, although the center is now using a different telemedicine platform across its health care system. Institutional decisions regarding telemedicine platforms are complex. Opt-In for Life contains features that may improve the care of PLWH where telemedicine software alone may be limited.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Nursing (miscellaneous)