Telemedicine is a recollection of frustration that someday will become a reality.
Transmission of detailed medical expertise via satellite or submarine fiber optic cable is the key in joining distant countries. Images like x-ray are now crystal clear, doctor-to-doctor consultations with or without the presence of the patient are practical. Even on-camera assistance in operating procedures is possible.
For reasons I don't quite understand, telemedicine has been of
interest to me for years. I'm not qualified in medicine nor
in communications. My contribution, if any, would be to assist American medical
centers in finding Asian partners. Government endorsement is required. It is
not a doctor-to-doctor negotiation as in the
In the past, I've been retained by the Palo Alto Medical
Foundation and the Mayo Clinic and have had detailed discussions with other
outstanding medical centers in the
As I say, telemedicine has been a frustration.