Opportunities & Challenges of Telemedicne - PASCaTS

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Opportunities & Challenges of Telemedicne

Echo 2019
 

Partner of the PSASCaTS

Opportunities & Challenges of Telemedicne 
in Low & Middle Income Countries

Prof. Dr. Charles Yankah* 
Professor of Surgery, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, CEO, Founder Global Heart Forum 
German Heart Centre Berlin/Charite University of Medicine Berlin, 
President, PASCaTS
Director of RHD Research, Director, Capacity Building in Echocardiography/Cardiology in Ghana, Africa

International Clinical Video Conference 2015 
Pediatric Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Berlin, 
Bloemfontein, Ile-Ife, Nairobi
  

Digital Health: Challenges & Opportunities For Enhancing the Health Systems In Africa 


Digital Cardiovascular Health Care
Tele”: Distance (Greek), “mederi”: to heal (Latin)
Self-Testing and Telemonitoring/Self Management 


Digital Health: Personalized coaching/ disease management program.
Improves treatment adherence, reduce CV complications and mortality

Digital Health: Tele-Echo-Consult



Telemedicine For Enhancing Cardiovascular Health, Education and Training in Underserved Regions

Conclusions
It facilitates personalized coaching/ disease   management program.
  It enhances public healthcare educational   programs (prevention, disease management and   aftercare),
  It improves treatment adherence, reduce   cardiovascular complications and mortality.

Telemedicine For Enhancing Cardiovascular Health, Education and Training in Underserved Regions

Conclusions

It provides collaborative learning opportunities in   clinical practice, skill training and clinical science to   improve patient care,
It transcends geographical barriers to bring   colleagues closer and closer in a network,
It facilitates sharing of clinical experiences and of   recent advancements in medicine to improve patient   care and outcome.

 
 
 
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