Review Article
Volume 10 Issue 4 - 2021
Telemedicine in Pediatric Oncohematology: Success, Barriers and Prospects
EV Zavaleva and Anna A Ivanova*
Dmitry Rogachev National Medical Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology, Moscow, Russia
*Corresponding Author: Anna A Ivanova, Professor, Deputy of General Director Dmitry Rogachev National Medical Research Centre of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology, Ministry of Health, Russia.
Received: March 01, 2021; Published: March 31, 2021




Abstract

Background: Оncohematology service is a multidisciplinary field of medicine that includes several very important components each of which separately has a significant influence on this type of Medicaid quality in general. Nowadays, telemedicine becomes a necessary technological tool in cases where time and location are critical factors both for providing medical care and for education of medical specialists.

Methods: Personal computers (for the patient and a specialist doctor), web cameras, software (including a web interface) for videoconferencing and an Internet channel (Software over VOIP protocol), special medical software (DICOM viewer, medical information system etc.), digital signature.

Results: Between July 2019 and January 2021,709 video-conference sessions and 10,251 off-line consultations were held between Dmitry Rogachev National Medical Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology and Hospitals that are situated in 80 regions of the Russian Federation. More than 8,000 patients 0 - 17 y.o. with various types of cancer and severe hematological pathologies were discussed. Besides 94 trainings were organized by high quality specialists in which for about 350 medical professionals took part from all over the country.

Conclusion: Despite of still existed difficulties of telemedicine using, it servers as a great support to patients, oncologists and other medical specialists and, of course, has and will have a tremendous future.

Keywords: Pediatric Oncohematology; Telecare; Technological Tool; Video-Conferencing; Tele-Education; Hospitalization Costs

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Citation: EV Zavaleva and Anna A Ivanova. “Telemedicine in Pediatric Oncohematology: Success, Barriers and Prospects”. EC Paediatrics 10.4 (2021): 57-62.

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