Telemedicine-medical “snack community”-PHS ecosystem: Insights into the double-edged sword role of telemedicine in clinical practice and medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

1. “Telemedicine-medical ‘snack community’-PHS ecosystem” indicates the plight during the transformation of traditional culture into sack culture in modern society.
2. The supports of regulations made by government and the third-party supervision are prerequisite for medical education and fitness of medical practitioners and patients.
3. Constructions of infrastructure, medical education and expertise of medical workers are far more important.

Abstract:

Telemedicine has gained tremendous development during the COVID-19 pandemic. With deblocking and opening, telemedicine accelerates the evolvution of the medical “snack community” and undermines the perception of medical students and staff, which promotes the incidence of psychosocial-related disorders. Moreover, the inconsistent telemedicine adaptability between medical workers and patients aggravates the doctor–patient conflict due to the aging population and COVID-19 squeal. Telemedicine is colliding with the national healthcare system, whose synchronization with conventional medical service is crucial to coordinate the relationship among medical payment, patient privacy and qualifications of clinicians. This study puts more emphasis on the double-edged sword role of telemedicine in clinical practice and medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Overall, while telemedicine has demonstrated its utility in health care throughout the COVID pandemic, it is pretty critical to continue evaluating the efficacy and limitations of telemedicine in order to maintain equal access to medical service and high-quality medical education. A new concept as telemedicine-medical “snack community”-PHS ecosystem, where the psychological health education system and partners healthcare system with enough bandwidth, especially 5G technology, could optimize the effect of telemedicine on medical practice and education, is proposed.

Author list:

Dechao Feng†*, Xu Shi†, Jie Wang†, Liying Zhang, Yuhan Xiao, Dengxiong Li, Ruicheng Wu, Wuran Wei, Akira Miyamoto, Koo Han Yoo, Xing Ye, Chi Zhang, Ping Han*

How to cite:

D. Feng, X. Shi, J. Wang, L. Zhang, Y. Xiao, D. Li, R. Wu, W. Wei, A. Miyamoto, K. H. Yoo, X. Ye, C. Zhang, P. Han, Exploration 2024, 20230111.
https://doi.org/10.1002/EXP.20230111