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S. Korea to Offer Telemedicine Services for Overseas Builders

S. Korea to Offer Telemedicine Services for Overseas Builders

SEOUL, July 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to start providing telemedicine services for overseas construction workers this year, the government said Sunday, amid heightened alert over new coronavirus infections among them. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters said it aims to launch the service in September at the latest, with four major [...]

Coronavirus Offers Turning Point in S. Korea’s Long-stalled Push for Telemedicine

Coronavirus Offers Turning Point in S. Korea’s Long-stalled Push for Telemedicine

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Getting geared up for a potential second wave of COVID-19 infections, South Korea seems to be leaning toward embracing telemedicine despite unrelenting protests from a physicians’ lobby group and civic activists. President Moon Jae-in’s aides at Cheong Wa Dae are busy making a case for why such a system [...]

Virus Pandemic Rekindles Telemedicine Controversy in S. Korea

Virus Pandemic Rekindles Telemedicine Controversy in S. Korea

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The coronavirus pandemic triggered renewed controversy about whether to allow telemedicine services in South Korea, as a doctors’ lobby group warned of “extreme” resistance against telemedicine. Telemedicine is illegal in South Korea, but the nation has allowed doctors to treat coronavirus patients who have mild symptoms via telephone since [...]

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 [...]