The Essence of Telemedicine for Bridging the Gap in Health Services

Budi Wiweko, Sarah Chairani Zakirah, Atha Luthfi


This article aimed to review the essence of telemedicine in current technology and innovation era especially in developing country and the regulation aspect as the main component for health care services. Global electronic health has two crucial components that are telehealth which is based on the e-commerce system and health informatics which is based on the e-learning system. There are five main categories to manage telemedicine, such as system management including revenue stream and technology literacy, health facilities, human resources, data authorization and security, and health protocol. A combination of telemedicine and wearable devices improves health care delivery opportunities by enhancing remote patient monitoring. World Health Organization (WHO) has been described telehealth services in developing country. Some issues related to telehealth are still must be well managed, such as patient’s data security of health services. Our community also should be encouraged to use telehealth. Regular training and evaluation for the people with poor educational background, low income, and stress are the main reasons why our community attend to healthcare service in spite of mild sickness.


medical development, technology disruption, telemedicine



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