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The evolution of telemedicine and nano-technology
Author(s): Dong Kyun Park; Eun Young Jung; Byung Chan Moon

Paper Abstract

This paper will cover definition and history of telemedicine, changes in medical paradigm and roll of telemedicine and roll of nano-technology for evolution of telemedicine. Hypothetically, telemedicine is distance communication for medical purpose and modern definition explains telemedicine as ‘a system of health care delivery in which physicians examine distant patients through the use of telecommunications technology. Medical service will change to personalized medicine based on gene information to prevent and manage diseases due to decrease of acute diseases, population aging and increase of prevalence in chronic diseases, which means current medical services based on manualized treatment for diseases will change to personalized medicine based on individual gene information. Also, international healthcare will be activated to provide high quality medical services with low cost using developed transportation. Moreover, hospital centered medical services will change to patients centered medical service due to increase of patient’s rights. Development in sensor technology is required for telemedicine to be applied as basic infrastructure for medical services. Various researches in nano-biosensor field are conducted due to introduction of new technologies. However, most researches are in fundamental levels that requires more researches for stability and clinical usefulness. Nano technology is expected to achieve innovative development and define new criteria for disease prevention and management.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8548, Nanosystems in Engineering and Medicine, 85482M (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2000532
Show Author Affiliations
Dong Kyun Park, Gachon Univ. Gil Medical Ctr. (Korea, Republic of)
Eun Young Jung, Gachon Univ. Gil Medical Ctr. (Korea, Republic of)
Byung Chan Moon, Gachon Univ. Gil Medical Ctr. (Korea, Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8548:
Nanosystems in Engineering and Medicine
Sang H. Choi; Jin-Ho Choy; Uhn Lee M.D.; Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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