Telemedicine is Gaining Momentum together with DocCoin Company
**Telemedicine is, to put it shortly, ‘healthcare via the Internet’, and not at all “medicine on television”, as one might think after hearing the name ‘telemedicine’.
**That is, if you receive, for example, an advice of a medical consultant via Skype, or some medical student listens to a lecture on a webinar this is ‘telemedicine’.
One may define it this way: telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide health care from a distance, i.e. sometimes telemedicine is called ‘distance medicine’, although, probably, it would be better to call it ‘Internet medicine’.
Anyway, this term is quite new and not settled. It arose dozens of years ago at the time when the Internet did not exist, when the TV was advanced technology, when the display of a medical operation on TV seemed a miracle of technology.
Since then technology has developed very much.
Imagine, for example, that you are wearing small wireless sensors that continuously send data about your health to a medical consultant who can contact you at any time and give you an advice, say, to rest or to take a pill. This is especially valuable for chronic patients or for rehabilitation after a serious illness.
Or imagine that you are lying on an operating table in a local hospital, and the operation is done by a professor from Switzerland, operating surgical knives via the Internet.
The availability of medicine and its quality is increasing dramatically, and the price is falling dramatically also. There is no need to go to Switzerland for an operation, for instance, and this is a big saving at least on tickets.
But telemedicine, like any new thing, has, of course, its shortcomings and does not help to immediately get rid of good old face-to-face treatment, and, as always, disadvantages are an extension of advantages.
For instance, the Internet is good, of course, but what if the Internet connection is interrupted in the middle of an operation? Or what if a hacker interferes? Such risks are absolutely unacceptable here.
And one more important thing: it is difficult to teach and encourage current medical consultants to use telemedicine. Generally speaking, doctors are very conservative, they are extremely reluctant to accept something new.
But, despite all the difficulties, the future belongs to telemedicine.
One can see it from the fact that this is a very fast growing area:
the world’s average growth over the past 3 years has been approximately 20% per year, and according to some studies currently about 7 million people worldwide use telemedicine, and in 2013 there were only 350,000, although the majority of telemedicine users is located in the USA, Europe and developed countries of Southeast Asia.
If talking about money, the telemedicine market measured in tens of billions of dollars, and according to some expert estimates, it will reach about $40 billion in the coming years.
In the last year of 2017
in the US, more than $4.7 billions were invested in telemedicine,
70% of US employers offered telemedicine services to their employees.
Clients have a cautious attitude toward innovation too. Judging by the polls, only 65% of users would prefer video-consultation with a doctor to a conventional face-to-face visit to a clinic.
But these are just obstacles to overcome.
To make the future of planetary telemedicine (‘Internet medicine’) come faster, direct transactions using cryptocurrencies are required, as cryptocurrencies transactions are more convenient than cash or bank-based ones.
For medical transactions via the Internet one could use Bitcoin (BTC), the very first and still the most popular cryptocurrency or some other well-known cryptocurrency coins or tokens, but DocCoin company offers another solution.
Specifically for telemedicine DocCoin company issues a special cryptocurrency, or, speaking more precisely, a special token, DocCoin (DOC).
For reference: Cryptocurrency is computer currency coin that is used for direct transactions between people via the Internet without an intermediation of banks.
A token is not just a cryptocurrency coin, but a type of cryptocurrency issued by a known company for some special purpose. Unlike tokens, Bitcoin and other similar cryptocurrency coins are issued without a special purpose, as a special (decentralized) type of currency. Such cryptocurrencies are issued by communities of volunteers, who, generally speaking, may not be known to anyone and are not even familiar with each other.
DocCoin (DOC) is a token that was issued to remunerate medical consultants for services in telemedicine, mainly for remote medical consultations via the Internet.
Generally speaking, the list of telemedicine services may include (but is not limited to) the following:
remote medical consultations of a specialist to a client or a colleague, with a possibility to ask questions and receive answers in real time;
services of a medical sensor system for the collection of data on the status of a patient who is outside the hospital (at home or on the street), with the ability to respond quickly to changes in the patient’s condition;
services of mobile or portable medical complexes, capable of quickly transmitting data on the status of patients to medical facilities or medical professionals directly from the client’s location, for example, even directly from a place of a car accident or syncope, which is very important for obtaining the fastest possible emergency assistance;
streaming of surgical operations or lectures/seminars on medicine for teaching students and/or for sharing experiences between doctors.
In all these cases and not only in these ones DocCoin (DOC) token will help people to remunerate medical consultants for services without a intermediation of banks, the remunerations going quickly, simply and reliably.
With the help of the DocCoin (DOC) token telemedicine will probably cover the whole world earlier than without it. The DocCoin (DOC) token will certainly help the worldwide future of advanced telemedicine to come sooner.