Telemedicine – Challenge and Inspiration
There are many places in the world where people do not have access to a doctor: according to the WHO (World Health Organization), there are 1 million people in these places … one, single doctor. And the Earth’s population is constantly growing.
Isn’t this a challenge?
Especially for people with good hearts who were lucky enough to be born in countries with an excellent education system and well-structured channels for professional development. Managers, doctors, engineers, lawyers: some of the smartest people of our time, inspired by the desire to help, to give of themselves, their knowledge and acquired skills. Yes, this is us, this is our team.
Inspired by the idea of helping others.
It is indescribable to feel satisfied when, for example, you find a tumor at an early stage and save someone’s life. For the doctors in our team, this is commonplace (in such situations we have heard them say “This is our job.”), But for the rest of our team, the feeling that people are being really helped here is something that fills hearts and makes us give our best, inspires us to continue to help people, to develop our noble endeavor, to reach the most remote places, to take care of the whole planet!
Telemedicine, and not only in our view, is the future in some major areas of medical science and technology. Born along with the space programs of the US and USSR (How to treat an astronaut in orbit?), Today, thanks to new technologies and the Internet, telemedicine is rapidly and irreversibly entering our daily lives. Through telemedicine, it is possible to diagnose and treat a surprisingly large number of diseases. We are especially effective when we have a laboratory or access to a medical device (ECG, biomicroscope, etc.) near the patient.
Even a simple local GP or even a local paramedic (who has physical access to the patient) through telemedicine capabilities – consulting online with our experts, gains the potential to make otherwise unthinkable (based on their own knowledge and experience) and virtually impossible to diagnose them. As well as facilitating and monitoring the patient’s subsequent treatment.
Unfortunately, telemedicine treatment is not regulated, it is not regulated in the legislation of most countries around the world. Where this has already been done, telemedicine is already part of the medical routine and patients are actually enjoying this privilege. In order to comply with the Law, we have adopted a co-treatment formula (with a local medical person who holds the relevant rights). However, we would be far more effective (and more responsive) if the legislation in this medical field was already in place, the rules were written and set out clearly.
We are pleased to make available the assistance that our medical and legal experts (some of them with Oxford degrees) can provide to the countries concerned; governments and parliaments, people who want their fellow citizens to obtain modern and effective legislation in the field of telemedicine services. Thank you.