We need to learn how to share! Top online health expert and pediatrician. 8
Professor Richardson, is there anything else you would like to discuss? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Because you have enormous experience with telemedicine, with e-health. You also worked around the world, setting up pediatric services. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Can you share your vision and experience on those topics? Professor Dr. Ricky Richardson, MD. The most important message that I would give is this. We need to have to learn to share. What’s happening at the moment is that everybody’s building their own establishment. But they are not sharing information. I believe that the doctors of tomorrow will be information managers. Because all of the knowledge is available on the internet. Professor Dr. Ricky Richardson, MD. Online health must be used wisely as a technical provider of networks and solutions. If one wants a doctor who is a neurosurgeon. There is no neurosurgeons available where you are. Then you can reach out over the internet and find a neurosurgeon. And it doesn’t matter where he or she is based. The important thing is that they become available. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. All of that knowledge becomes available. For example, in Chad. If you went to Chad and were involved, unfortunately, in a road traffic accident. Then local doctors looking after you may want a neurosurgical opinion. But there are no neurosurgeons in Chad. Professor Dr. Ricky Richardson, MD. The health service doesn’t support them. But if they could reach out over the internet, via Skype and reach a community of neurosurgeons. They volunteered to be on-call or available at anytime, for a period of time. Then you could strengthen the healthcare system in that country exponentially. It brings resources to bear on medical problems that could never be achieved any other method. The message that I have learned is that we ought to learn to share more effectively. That means sharing knowledge and resources. E-health can bring that knowledge and resources to a global population. Professor Dr. Ricky Richardson, MD. We must put the essential bits in place, like a regulatory environment, like technologies that can be viable in countries where the mobile phone networks are patchy. Perhaps we could use a satellite technology. Learning to share is my message. Professor Richardson, thank you very much for this very fascinating conversation. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Thank you for sharing your wisdom in pediatrics and in e-health, and telemedicine! Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Thank you very much! Professor Dr. Ricky Richardson, MD. Thank you, Anton. It has been a pleasure meeting you!
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