Importance of Telemedicine in Communicable Disease

Time:2013/8/14 0:00:00   Source:SUNPA Group

It was again the panic came when H7N9 happened in China. The Telemedicine acted as the leading technology in medical industry which brought confidence back to people.

   The patients needed to be quarantined during the epidemic, which was difficult for doctors, nurses and family to take care. It happened during SARS epidemic ten years ago that medical stuff got infection. The Telemedicine can keep communication between patients and doctors by video conference system. It will decrease the most of infection by directly contacting.

   The patients needed to be quarantined during the epidemic, which was difficult for doctors, nurses and family to take care. It happened during SARS epidemic ten years ago that medical stuff got infection.

   Telemedicine realized exchange learning between stuff from local hospital and abroad hospital. The family also can contact patient any time. The Video conference saved time of diagnosis and treatment. It helps medical institutions to arrange physician schedule more efficiently, and patient could contact medical institutions at any time and place.

   The Telemedicine system also can be used in Emergency Command Center. The center can give diagnosis through video conference to the hospital station. Doctors can report any emergency situation to the center to help analysis new disease. It supports effectively decision on preventing and managing epidemic situation.

   A girl was sent to Beijing Ditan Hospital as the 1st H7N9 patient in April. Experts gave diagnosis to the girl, exchange information and research with other experts in and out of China through Telemedicine. The Telemedicine showed important role in the case. It saved time for the patient treatment and kept the limits of infection spreading without influence of treatment.

   The Telemedicine is not only for infection spreading, it is an efficient technology for the hospital daily work, too. In China, medical institutions have to provide the best medical service with limits resource, and aging of population needs more medication. The medical industry has paid attention on the problem of short of medical resource.

   The medical resource is too limited to provide necessary medication for the remote area in China. Patient has to travel more than 100 km to see a doctor. The Telemedicine realizes Tele-diagnosis, surgery guiding, medical training and other service, which are remitted the situation of medical resource unbalanced. Through Telemedicine, patient can make appointment easily; experts can discuss with other hospitals even other countries to give diagnosis. Telemedicine improved efficiency and system of medical institutions.

   Telemedicine is accepting by people with the increasing of medical service requirement. Now, it covered clinical specialties of internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, recovery, nursing, monitoring, radiology, stomatology and etc. We will see the future of Telemedicine.

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