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Xiaoyang Ren, Zhenbo Wang, Yajie Wu, Yushen Li, Mingxia Chen, Yunkai Zhai, Yuhong Li
BACKGROUND: Different levels of telemedicine systems have been built across China. To share high-quality medical resources and conduct centralized management of telemedicine systems, a regional telemedicine system (RTS) (such as a provincial level system) has been developed to integrate with small-scale telemedicine systems. Although the established systems offer integration services, they are tightly coupled systems, and not easily integrated with new systems. Meanwhile, with the increasing of input/output, it is difficult for them to run with high scalability, considering the cost of architecture redesign and further development...
May 31, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Yingxin Huang, Yan Lei, Qi Wang, Dazhou Li, Lili Ma, Lili Guo, Minshan Tang, Guanglong Liu, Qianwen Yan, Lan Shen, Guihui Tong, Zhiliang Jing, Yan Zhang, Yongjian Deng
BACKGROUND: Telepathology (TP) provides remote pathology services for primary diagnosis practices, including intraoperative consultation of surgical pathology; it has not been widely implemented in China. In this study, the results of an implementation were reported, which lasted for two and a half years, and demonstrated the experience of the diagnosis of the intraoperative frozen sections by using TP consultation platform of Southern Medical University and Guangzhou Huayin Medical Laboratory Center (SMU-HUAYIN TP) in China...
May 14, 2018: Diagnostic Pathology
Zhengping Huang, Xia Pan, Weiming Deng, Zhixiang Huang, Yukai Huang, Xuechan Huang, Zhaohua Zhu, Weiyu Han, Shaoling Zheng, Xin Guo, Changhai Ding, Tianwang Li
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent chronic joint disease, characterized by joint structural deterioration, pain and loss of function among the elders. It is also associated with several extra-articular symptoms (fatigue, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression) and a reduction of life quality. Studies have revealed that patients with OA benefitted from enhanced management via telemedicine. Guangdong Online Hospital (GOH) is the first officially recognized web-based hospital that provides telemedicine service in China...
April 17, 2018: Trials
Shuman Xu, Zhijiang Liang, Qiyun Du, Zhankui Li, Guangming Tan, Chuan Nie, Yang Yang, Xuzai Lv, Chunyi Zhang, Xianqiong Luo
BACKGROUND: To identify the prevention situation, the main factors influencing prevention effects and to develop control measures over retinopathy of prematurity in China. METHODS: Using stratified random sampling method, we randomly selected 23 provincial and ministerial hospitals (8 in Guangdong province, 5 in Hunan province and 10 in Shaanxi province), 81 municipal hospitals (38 in Guangdong province, 19 in Hunan province and 24 in Shaanxi province), 180 district and county hospitals (76 in Guangdong province, 57 in Hunan province and 47 in Shaanxi province) in China...
February 14, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
Xinxin Zhang, Yuping Wang, J Niklas Ulrich, Yi Yang, Leona Ding, Yi Yang, Ding Xu, Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, Michelle T Cabrera
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in Gansu, China by combining bedside examinations with remote RetCam (Clarity Medical Systems, Pleasanton, CA, USA) diagnosis. METHODS: ROP screening via indirect ophthalmoscopy followed by RetCam imaging was performed from 2014 to 2015. Three ROP-experienced ophthalmologists interpreted images remotely. Incidence of ROP was determined by combining bedside and telemedicine diagnoses. RESULTS: Of 139 examined infants and 137 complete records, 20 (14...
November 2, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Gang Zhao, Huan Huang, Fang Yang
Stroke remains the leading cause of death in China. The disparity of distribution in specialists and hospitals affects access to timely stroke care. Telestroke, the use of telemedicine for stroke, may be the solution to access to stroke care. Telestroke can improve the rate of successful intravenous thrombolysis and shorten the time to treatment. Here we review the progress of telestroke in China.
September 2017: Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Di Xiao, Janardhan Vignarajan, Tingting Chen, Tiantian Ye, Baixiang Xiao, Nathan Congdon, Yogessan Kanagasingam
BACKGROUND: We have developed a new telemedicine system for comprehensive eye examination, diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening, and eye disease diagnosis and treatment. The novel points of the system include a tablet application for facilitating doctor's examination and diagnosis process, a comprehensive eye examination component, and integrated treatment planning and recording. METHODS: The system provided a new service model through one ophthalmological center linking with multiple remote and rural hospitals for eye care in Guangdong province, China...
June 6, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Lei Xu, Wei-Yi Fang, Fu Zhu, Hong-Guang Zhang, Kai Liu
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and its control rate has remained low worldwide. Studies have found that telemonitoring blood pressure (BP) helped control hypertension in randomized controlled trials. However, little is known about its effect in a structured primary care model in which primary care physicians (PCPs) are partnering with cardiology specialists in electronic healthcare data sharing and medical interventions. This study aims to identify the effects of a coordinated PCP-cardiologist model that applies telemedicine tools to facilitate community hypertension control in China...
May 25, 2017: Trials
Maoyi Tian, Jing Zhang, Rong Luo, Shi Chen, Djordje Petrovic, Julie Redfern, Dong Roman Xu, Anushka Patel
BACKGROUND: With rapidly expanding infrastructure in China, mobile technology has been deemed to have the potential to revolutionize health care delivery. There is particular promise for mobile health (mHealth) to positively influence health system reform and confront the new challenges of chronic diseases. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review existing mHealth initiatives in China, characterize them, and examine the extent to which mHealth contributes toward the health system strengthening in China...
March 16, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
B Lu
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November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Jeffrey Hsu, Di Liu, Ya Min Yu, Hui Tong Zhao, Zhi Rou Chen, Jiao Li, Wei Chen
BACKGROUND: China's mHealth market is on track to become a global leader by industry size. The Chinese mobile app market and health care system have peculiarities that distinguish them from other app markets. To date, Chinese mHealth apps have not been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to provide an overview of Chinese mHealth apps as of December 2015. METHODS: We identified and investigated the most downloaded apps from the iOS and Android platforms...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Junna Ye, Yanhai Zuo, Ting Xie, Minjie Wu, Pengwen Ni, Yutian Kang, Xiaoping Yu, Xiaofang Sun, Yao Huang, Shuliang Lu
To assess the feasibility of a wound care model using 4th-generation mobile communication technology standards (4G) with smart phones or smart glasses for wound management.This wound care model is an interactive, real-time platform for implementing telemedicine changing wound dressings, or doing operations. It was set up in March 2015 between Jinhua in Zhejiang province and Shanghai, China, which are 328 km apart. It comprised of a video application (APP), 4G net, smart phones or smart glasses, and a central server...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Hui Cai, Hongjing Wang, Tiankang Guo, Guoxian Bao
Telemedicine has become an increasingly popular option for long-distance health care and continuing education. As information and communication technology is underdeveloped in China, telemedicine develops slowly. At present, telemedicine consultation centers are situated mainly in developed cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. In many less developed regions, such as northwest China, the conditions or related facilities are not available for the application of a better medical service. Accordingly, the aim of this paper was to introduce the construction and application of a telemedicine consultation center in Gansu Province in the northwest of China...
2016: PloS One
Ting-Ting Wang, Jin-Mei Li, Cai-Rong Zhu, Zhen Hong, Dong-Mei An, Hong-Yu Yang, Jie-Chuan Ren, Xue-Mei Zou, Cheng Huang, Xiao-Sa Chi, Jia-Ni Chen, Zhen Hong, Wen-Zhi Wang, Cai-Gang Xu, Li He, Wei-Min Li, Dong Zhou
BACKGROUND: The imbalance in healthcare between urban and rural areas is still a problem in China. In recent decades, China has aimed to develop telemedicine. We assessed the implementation, utilization, and cost-effectiveness of a large telemedicine program across western China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2002-2013, a government-sponsored major telemedicine program was established by West China Hospital of Sichuan University (hub), covering 249 spoke hospitals in 112 cities throughout western China and in 40 medical expertise areas...
November 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Yue Chen, Hongwei Hao, Hao Chen, Luming Li
Since the development of information technology, telemedicine has been increasingly important in various medical activities. However, telemedicine application for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has not been sufficiently perceived by the public. In this study, we first made a primary exploration to identify the DBS tele-health requirements. According to our questionnaires, 31 participants (22 patients, 9 neurosurgeons) reported an urgent remote adjustment demand. Tele-program combined with video communication were a preferred communication pattern...
2015: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Raja Rina Raja Ikram, Mohd Khanapi Abd Ghani, Noraswaliza Abdullah
OBJECTIVE: This paper shall first investigate the informatics areas and applications of the four Traditional Medicine systems - Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda, Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine and Traditional Malay Medicine. Then, this paper shall examine the national informatics infrastructure initiatives in the four respective countries that support the Traditional Medicine systems. Challenges of implementing informatics in Traditional Medicine Systems shall also be discussed...
November 2015: International Journal of Medical Informatics
Ziwen Yuan, Bo Wang, Feijiang Li, Jing Wang, Jin Zhi, Erping Luo, Zhirong Liu, Gang Zhao
INTRODUCTION: The rate of intravenous thrombolysis with tissue-type plasminogen activator or urokinase for stroke patients is extremely low in China. It has been demonstrated that a telestroke service may help to increase the rate of intravenous thrombolysis and improve stroke care quality in local hospitals. The aim of this study, also called the Acute Stroke Advancing Program, is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of decision-making concerning intravenous thrombolysis via a telemedicine consultation system for acute ischaemic stroke patients in China...
May 15, 2015: BMJ Open
Xiaochen Zheng, Carlos Rodríguez-Monroy
BACKGROUND: Intelligent healthcare (IH) is proposed with the fast application of Internet of Things technology in the healthcare area in recent years. It is considered as an expansion of e-health and telemedicine. As the largest developing country, China is investing large amounts of resources to push forward the development of IH. It is one of the centerpieces of the country's New Healthcare Reform, and great expectation is placed on it to help solve the conflict between limited healthcare resources and the large patient population...
May 2015: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Zhenru Huang, Hong Tao, Qingdong Meng, Long Jing
OBJECTIVE: To review the published literature on the effects of telecare intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes and inadequate glycemic control. DESIGN AND METHODS: A review of randomized controlled trials on telecare intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes, and a search of electronic databases such as The Cochrane Library, PubMed, EBSCO, CINAHL, Science Direct, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), were conducted from December 8 to 16, 2013...
March 2015: European Journal of Endocrinology
Sarina Amin, Rikin Patel, Jonathan Beilan, Eugene M Helveston, Saad Shaikh
ORBIS International has provided a web-based ophthalmic disease consultation service, Cyber-Sight, for developing nations since 2003. The system connects partner physicians with mentor physicians. We have reviewed consultations concerning retinal cases submitted from June 2003 to December 2011. Of 943 retinal consultations reviewed, 117 were excluded, mainly for reasons of technical limitations at the partner sites. Of the 826 included cases, 504 patients were male and 322 were female. The average age of the patients was 43 years (range 2 months to 86 years)...
July 2014: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
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