Growth of Telehealth, Telemedicine 新趨勢: 遠距醫療

COVID-19 疫情期間的新趨勢 –
Telehealth

Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies.
「遠距醫療」是指: 通過電子信息和通訊技術,發佈醫療及健康衛生專業的相關服務及資訊。

It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions.
「遠距醫療」能讓偏遠地區的病患和醫生取得聯繫,從醫生那得到護理、建議、提示及健康知識。醫生也能介入病患觀察及安排偏遠地區的病患入院。

Telemedicine is sometimes used as a synonym, or is used in a more limited sense to describe remote clinical services, such as diagnosis and monitoring.
「Telemedicine」和「Telehealth」是同義詞。「Telemedicine」用法比較狹義,用來描述對偏遠地區的臨床服務,例如診斷和觀察。

When rural settings, lack of transport, a lack of mobility, decreased funding, or a lack of staff restrict access to care, telehealth may bridge the gap, as well as provide distance-learning; meetings, supervision, and presentations between practitioners; online information and health data management and healthcare system integration.
「遠距醫療」可以彌合農村地區因為交通不便、行動不便、資金減少或工作人員不足導致就醫受限的問題。「遠距醫療」也可以提供遠程學習、醫療人員之間的會議、監督和簡報。「遠距醫療」也可以把線上的信息、健康數據管理以及醫療系統整合起來。

Telehealth could include two clinicians discussing a case over video conference; a robotic surgery occurring through remote access; physical therapy done via digital monitoring instruments, live feed and application combinations; tests being forwarded between facilities for interpretation by a higher specialist; home monitoring through continuous sending of patient health data; client to practitioner online conference; or even videophone interpretation during a consult.
「遠距醫療」可以由兩名臨床醫生通過視訊會議討論一個案例。通過遠端進接來進行機器人手術。通過數位監測儀器、現場應用程式組合應用來進行物理治療。在不同部門做的測試,可以由專科醫生進行解讀。通過持續發送病患健康數據對病患進行居家觀測。甚至在與病患諮詢過程中可以有翻譯一起來進行視訊。