Telehealth Arises in South Korea Market
South Korea has recently begun to adapt the practice of Telmedicine and Telehealth. On March 24, 2014, the South Korean Cabinet passed a bill, allowing doctors to utilize Telehealth technology to diagnose and treat remote patients. Prior to this, Telehealth practices were illegal. South Korea will implement a six-month Telemedicine pilot program, after which it will enact a bill allowing for Telemedicine and for-profit subsidiaries. Patients with chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, people with disabilities and people living in remote areas will all be prime candidates for Telemedicine services. Patients will be able to consult with doctors, receive diagnoses, and prescriptions for medications without an in-person visit. If the pilot program is successful, the Telemedicine bill would be effective in 2015.
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