Ivanchuk O.V., Plashchevaya Е.V.
TELEMEDICINE ISSUES: PROBLEMS OF STUDY IN MEDICAL UNIVERSITIES
Ivanchuk O.V.1 (Astrakhan, Russian Federation) – firstname.lastname@example.org, Plashchevaya E.V.2 (Blagoveshchensk, Russian Federation) – email@example.com
1Astrakhan State Medical University
2Amur State Medical Academy
Abstract. Telemedicine has become increasingly popular in recent years. Typically, telemedicine is positioned simply as the remote delivery of medical services to the population for diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and injuries. However, the potential of telemedicine makes it possible to carry out tasks associated with the exchange of experiences for the improvement of public health and the continuing education of medical professionals. Technology, infrastructure and the digitalization of various human activities, including the digitalization of health care, are contributing to the increase in the provision of telemedicine services. Therefore, practicing physicians and future graduates of medical schools must be prepared to provide medical services remotely using information and communication technologies. We have found that the works of foreign authors have noted concerns about the training of future doctors to provide this kind of service, proven by the research we have conducted. In our study, we have identified the level of knowledge of telemedicine among students, their attitude and perspective of application of telemedicine in future professional activities. As diagnostic tool, we used the questionnaire developed by foreign authors, which has shown its effectiveness in the works of researchers from different countries. The generalization of the results showed that the students and residents in the final year of training have a high level of knowledge of the technical and technological peculiarities of telemedicine implementation, but a low level of knowledge in the field of ethics and regulatory environment; most of the respondents have a positive attitude towards telemedicine and plan to use it in their own practice. The multivariate analysis did not reveal any significant correlations between e.g. gender, age differences and knowledge/attitudes/prospects of telemedicine application.
Keywords: telemedicine, training of students and residents of medical universities.
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For citation: Ivanchuk O.V., Plashchevaya Е.V. Telemedicine issues: problems of study in medical universities. CITISE, 2023, no. 1, pp. 144-154. DOI: http://doi.org/10.15350/2409-7616.2023.1.12