TSMU researchers participated in the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Annual Conference & Trade Show (Minneapolis, USA)
Recently, head of the Department of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Military Surgery Andriy Tsviah and Associate Professor of the Department of Surgery №2 Andriy Hospodarskyi represented TSMU at the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Annual Conference & Trade Show in Minneapolis (USA).
Access to timely expert medical consultations throughout the entire territory of our country is a pressing issue. Many regions do not have specialized medical centers, nor are there enough qualified doctors. One solution to this problem is the use of telemedicine.
In particular, the reform of higher medical education entails the intensification of treatment, and the use of modern communication technologies to improve the qualification of future physicians.
International cooperation in this area will help to expand the creative potential of university academic staff.
In his opening remarks President of the Association Reed V. Tuckson, MD said that in recent years US health care costs dramatically increased. Experts agree that US health care system faces inefficiency, increasing administrative and treatment costs. These issues significantly increase the overall cost of health care and health insurance. This underscores the need for telemedicine technology in the USA.
The main topic of the congress was the introduction of advanced telemedicine technology in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical disorders. Presented for discussion were topical issues of introduction of new technologies in medicine that allow to diagose diseases early ,to prevent complications and to improve the delivery of highly specialized medical care to patients in remote areas.
ATA Annual Conference & Trade Show brought together leading experts from 42 countries in the Americas, Europe, and from Asia and Australia. There were about 6,000 participants and more than 3,000 vendors.
At the Conference TSMU scientists presented their research report on the implementation of the telemedicine for remote rehabilitation “Telerehabilitation and Treatment Algorithm for Sufferers of Combat Injuries of the Lower Extremities”.
During the conference, participants had an opportunity to use virtual simulators presented by the leading companies from around the world. They could improve their skills in telemedicine consultation working on the newest medical equipment.
We express our sincere gratitude to the organizers of the conference, the American Telemedicine Association for the opportunity to present our report and for friendly and warm welcome, and to TSMU rector Professor Mykhailo Korda for facilitating our participation at the international forum.