Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Telemedicine


AN INSIGHT INTO TELEMEDICINE : A REVIEW

Dr. Vino Tito V Kurien; Dr. Mahitha M C; Dr. Suhana Shamsuddeen

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 3119-3125

“Tele” is a Greek word meaning “distance” and “mederi” is a Latin word meaning “to heal.” Telemedicine can be defined as the use of telecommunications technologies to provide medical information and services. It is the use of information and communications technology to deliver health care services to people who are some distance from the health care provider. Telemedicine has a wide range of applications in patient care, education, research, administration and public health. It has come a long way in terms of both healthcare delivery and technology. It is a common practice in developed countries; it has been widely used in developing countries to resolve the issues of medical care access. Even though telemedicine cannot resolve all the problems, it can undoubtedly help reduce the burden of the healthcare system to a large extent. In this article, the literature pertinent to telemedicine and its applications are reviewed and summarized.

Health students’ perspectives on the feasibility of telemedicine implementation in Indonesia

Nuzulul Kusuma Putri; Akbar Sujiwa

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 746-751

Background:Telemedicine is widely introduced to maximize ICT utilization in improving patient health outcomes by increasing the access to health and medical information. The interaction between health professionals and ICT implementation in telemedicine leads to massive changes in the health systems.
Aims:This study aims to investigate the future health professionals’ opinions about the feasibility of telemedicine implementation in Indonesia.
Methods:Expository essays on telemedicine were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. These essays were written up as part of the quality management in healthcare courses in the public health bachelor’s degree of Universitas Airlangga. 34 essays were included in the analysis.
Results:Students’ perspectives were portrayed through four overall feasibility themes: 1) technical feasibility was the most concerning issues in the implementation; 2) economic feasibility should be calculated by considering investment and operational costs; 3) operational feasibility remained low when the health professional competence in ICTs was lacking and unmotivated; 4) legal policy was urgently required. Conclusion: Based on the results, it can be concluded that the future health professionals agree that telemedicine is crucial for Indonesia.