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Government’s Telemedicine Initiative Faces Opposition in Medical Circles

Government’s Telemedicine Initiative Faces Opposition in Medical Circles

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Telemedicine refers to the use of telecommunications and information technology such as smartphones to provide healthcare from a distance. The idea is to free medical practitioners bound by time and place, and make medical services more accessible to patients.  The government, namely the ruling Saenuri Party, has been spearheading [...]

Gov’t to Expand Telemedicine Pilot Program

Gov’t to Expand Telemedicine Pilot Program

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s health ministry said Thursday it will expand a pilot program connecting doctors with patients in remote areas through the use of information and telecommunications technology.  Under the program pushed forward by the Health and Welfare Ministry, doctors from 50 hospitals and medical institutions will see some 1,000 [...]