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70 pct of S. Koreans Have Used or are Willing to Try Telemedicine Services: Poll

70 pct of S. Koreans Have Used or are Willing to Try Telemedicine Services: Poll

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Seven in 10 South Koreans have already used or are willing to use telemedicine services during the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey showed Thursday. A joint research team from the National Cancer Center and the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital conducted a survey of 2,097 adults over [...]

Telemedicine Apps Prepare for the Day When Regulations are Fully Lifted

Telemedicine Apps Prepare for the Day When Regulations are Fully Lifted

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — After the government temporarily lifted regulations on online medical diagnosis and treatments amid the COVID-19 pandemic, competition is heating up among new players to get the upper hand in the online medical connectivity market. Goodoc, a search/reservation service for medical services in the country, saw its monthly active users [...]

Doctors, Patients Differ in Opinions of Telemedicine Services

Doctors, Patients Differ in Opinions of Telemedicine Services

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A temporary measure approved by the government to allowed limited telemedicine services amid heightened alert over new coronavirus infections was met by contrasting views from healthcare workers and patients. A research team from the Catholic University of Korea Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital conducted a survey of 906 patients and [...]

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 [...]