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Health Care Informatics

Life in your hands

It wasn't too long ago that the mobile phone was a luxury, a brick-sized contraption that could only make calls.

Tuesday, 21 February, 2012, 12:00am

Patients' records set to go digital in 2014

A two-month consultation has begun on a scheme for the public and private medical sectors to share patients' health records electronically, with criminal penalities for privacy breaches.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

HK ready to tap trend of proactive medicine

Medicine's biggest challenge today is to tackle the profound complexity of human biology while still taking care of the patient as an integrated, whole being through a holistic approach.

The health system today is largely reactive and based on treatment of disease.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese medicine staff go hi-tech

Hundreds of practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have taken their first steps towards being tech-savvy, with a computer course.

In a recent poll, about 80 per cent of 190 Chinese medicine practitioners said they supported the computerisation of clinic operations. The eHealth Consortium mailed survey forms in July.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Telemedicine scheme proves popular with the elderly

Ten years after the introduction of telemedicine at Sha Tin Hospital, more than 1,000 residents of homes for the elderly and centres for the elderly benefit annually from the service, a senior doctor has revealed.

The service, where the elderly are able to consult specialist doctors via live videoconferencing, are of particular benefit to those who have difficulty walking.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

HK may get telemedical clinic

A telemedical centre may be introduced in Hong Kong to provide health care at home and direct patients away from the over-burdened public emergency rooms, the Hospital Authority chairman said.

24 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Healthy development

A computerised health self-examination apparatus, the Telehealth System, developed by PolyU's School of Nursing, has won the 2002 International Information Technology Award for Clinical Applications.

6 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Polycom to help monitor the elderly

Another six homes for the elderly will be equipped with telemedicine services this year, bringing the total to 12.

The equipment, provided by videoconferencing company Polycom, allows doctors to remotely monitor the condition of their clients, and is especially helpful for those with diabetes.

17 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Patients to consult doctor by computer

Virtual visits to the doctor from the comfort of your own home will soon be a reality in Singapore.

From May 1, residents will be able to consult their GP by computer over the high-speed SingaporeOne network.

17 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Computer link to help Xinjiang's ill and injured

Telemedicine experts have visited Xinjiang province to pave the way for more sophisticated medical care in the vast region.

Telemedicine involves the use of video, audio and computer links to allow experts in far-flung locations to discuss cases with other professionals.

13 Nov 1997 - 12:00am