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About telemedicine, although there have been research on telemedicine. But unfortunately, we do not use telemedicine often enough in our medical practice or everyday healthcare delivery. That’s why this pandemic actually present an opportunity of large-scale implementation of telemedicine. There’s one company called babylon, in UK that’s working with NHS. To deliver 10 to 15 percent of all the patient visit  through telemedicine. In Taiwan we also formulate, we assemble a 50 volunteered dermatologist and we established this TW can help facebook group. Anyone can join the facebook group and if you have a dermatology problem during this quarantine from Covid-19, you could take a photo and then put your question in there. There are 50 dermatologists that’s ready to answer your question 24 hours a day.
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So far we’ve got hundreds of questions and more than 400 members participating. So there are many different ways to deliver telemedicine, through the current information and communication infrastructure because we already have very good mobile and internet the connection. So I think it’s quite easy. After 2020 we will see more telemedicine delivered around the world. Instead of having people traveling, you know go to the hospital, go to the clinic, posing additional unnecessary threat, a risk to these people.
Telemedicine, also known as telehealth, is a way to use technology to connect patients and their health care providers. It’s not a new concept, but it has become increasingly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Jack Yu-Chuan Li will introduce some cases of telemedicine. While the outbreak of COVID-19, certainly changes our medical system in many ways. Dr. Li will introduce a skin project that uses social media like Facebook for early patient disagonosis.
They assemble 50 volunteered dermatologists and established this TWcanhelp facebook group. You can check their official website here. Anyone can join the Facebook group and if you have a dermatology problem during this quarantine from Covid-19, you could take a photo and then put your question in there. There are 50 dermatologists that’s ready to answer your question 24 hours a day.
In addition to helping everyone maintain safe social distancing at this time, telemedicine offers advantages you may enjoy even after this outbreak has passed, such as:
  • Convenient for caretakers of young children and the elderly
  • No travel time
  • More flexible appointment times
  • Less risk of exposure to others
  • Private and HIPPA compliant
Have you ever utilized telemedicine before?
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