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.

Monday, 28 April, 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

Home advice for ill 'on tap'

Chronically ill patients could have immediate access to medical advice in their homes under a new initiative developed by scientists from Hong Kong and the mainland.

The Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering, founded by the Chinese University and Zhejiang University, was officially opened in Hong Kong yesterday.

5 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Telemedicine event to tie with handover

Doctors and medical students at Chinese University of Hong Kong will be globetrotting with the sun in a live audiovisual link-up from Moscow to the Pacific, to herald the first day of Chinese rule in Hong Kong.

'Moving With the Sun' is the theme of the 24-hour Global Telemedicine Conference, which will start at Prince of Wales Hospital at 4 pm on June 30.

3 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Singapore's move towards screening the justice system

Hong Kong and Singapore may be neck to neck in the adoption of most new technologies, but the territory could be falling behind in video conferencing.

The Singapore Government has embraced video conferencing and is pushing for its penetration in a number of areas, including the legal system.

20 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Diagnoses at a distance

Chinese University professor Frank Tong was worried: 'I hope I don't need to take my clothes off.' Professor Tong, 'the patient', was sitting in his university office being examined by Professor Magnus Hjelm, chairman of the department of chemical pathology at Prince of Wales Hospital. The difference from a regular consultation was that Professor Hjelm was six kilometres away.

10 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Video link call in bid for instant health care

A TELEMEDICINE centre which enables physicians around the world to consult simultaneously should be set up to boost Hong Kong's clinical collaboration with overseas countries, a leading doctor said yesterday.

12 Dec 1995 - 12:00am