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A burgeoning area in medicine:Remote cooperative diagnosis and treatment

  • ZHANG Danwei ,
  • LI Xi ,
  • JIANG Lixin
  • Fuwai Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences;Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100037, China

Received date: 2017-03-30

  Revised date: 2017-04-15

  Online published: 2017-05-25


The remote cooperative diagnosis and treatment involves the use of information and communication technology and computer network to provide medical information or medical service from a distance. With its great advantages in optimizing medical resource allocation, reducing medical cost and improving medical service quality, it has become a burgeoning area of medicine, especially in China. This paper summarizes the basic concept and the history of remote cooperative diagnosis and treatment, focusing mainly on the present situation and existing problems in China, and the challenges and opportunities for the future development.

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ZHANG Danwei , LI Xi , JIANG Lixin . A burgeoning area in medicine:Remote cooperative diagnosis and treatment[J]. Science & Technology Review, 2017 , 35(10) : 26 -31 . DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2017.10.003


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