Telemedicine refers to the so-called through computer technology, communication technology and multimedia technology, combined with medical technology designed to improve the diagnosis and medical standards, reduce health care costs, to meet the health needs of the masses, a new medical services. This has been developed in foreign countries 40 years of video communication applications, the technology is mature and the double promotion of national policy, has now become a popular field of video communications applications.
Telemedicine to address the uneven distribution of medical resources recipe
Vast territory, large population, the imbalance of medical resources hinder the development of China s long history of health care. Doctor, health department, state the life, all medical staff revealed two major tasks: to maintain the health of mankind, to a patient in distress. However, a long time because the overall lack of medical resources and have the resources presented with unreasonable medical care in remote areas often become blank areas of people s lives and health can not be guaranteed. In recent years, SARS, bird flu, hand, foot and mouth disease, H1N1 and other sexually transmitted diseases, sudden frequency, making the situation more severe.
On telemedicine is concerned, it has the advantage across the region will effectively solve the problem of uneven distribution of medical resources. With the optimization of the network environment, and video communications technology matures, the application of telemedicine is already covered by the remote diagnosis, remote consultation and care, remote education, remote medical services and all other medical information activities. With telemedicine, not only can make living in rural, mountain, field surveying land, air, maritime, battlefield and other remote areas without good access to good medical condition of patients with the diagnosis and treatment can make the medical experts at the same time at different spatial locations consultation of patients, making use of existing resources to achieve maximum health.
Everything is ready, just around the corner telemedicine outbreak
IEEE recently said that telemedicine is technically ready to meet the developing countries and remote areas all over the world s growing demand for access to health services. As a veteran video communications applications, telemedicine has always been of concern, but the network has long been subject to technical and practical application is limited to long distance conference level, the practical value is limited. Today in the social context of information technology, high-definition, telepresence technology has become more sophisticated, telemedicine has been able to penetrate into the entire health care process, value increased dramatically.
Benefited from the strong national policy guidance, the application of telemedicine in China boom is still rising, Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Anhui and other provinces have already started the construction of remote medical consultation system, telemedicine is already seen a huge market potential. With the refinement of video communications applications era, industry characteristics, many video communication applications have become market makers layout the basic strategy, and telemedicine, and people s lives and health are closely related, is to become the eyes of many manufacturers meat and potatoes . "
Recently, the central government allocated another 2011 health reform subsidies 18.4 billion, of which 15 billion yuan to support construction of regional medical centers and 500 hospitals and remote areas of the county to establish urban tertiary hospitals, remote medical consultation system, to integrate quality within the region medical resources. In the future, 23 cities will become a major growth in telemedicine applications force.
Technology matures, policy guidance, financial support and the information society, driven by the field of telemedicine video communications dormant for many years in this application, will usher in the outbreak period. The industry generally believes that the huge number of hospitals will provide video communications manufacturers more room for development, customized services will become a tool to open up this market.