In recent years in Japan the number of elderly people has increased remarkably in the falling birthrate and the aging of the population, advanced medical treatment, specialization advances, we are forced to review the medical provision system. In particular, regarding the diagnosis of “cancer”, based on the increase in the number of elderly people and the spread of cancer screening, “cancer” is found early and treatment at an early stage suppresses medical expenses It is also required to connect to. Meanwhile, in mountainous remote areas, depopulation due to the declining population advances, access of residents to medical treatment becomes difficult, and the disparity of medical treatment which can be accepted in the region tends to expand. Furthermore, the number of pathologists and radiation diagnostic doctors nationwide is small, and it does not meet the necessary number. Therefore, there is also a situation that the doctor’s placement for doing necessary pathological diagnosis or image diagnosis is not properly done.
As a means of solving these problems, it is conceivable to use a method that connects a specialist and a frontline medical facility by telemedicine using ICT. Transmission of various images due to the development of ICT has improved its quality and improved operability of its equipment and has reached a level that can be fully utilized as medical technology. Therefore, it is aimed at constructing a system using optical fiber and the Internet, enabling telemedicine of D to D (Doctor to Doctor), and disseminating it to countries in remote areas of Japan and countries with low medical standards It is the purpose of our organization.
In overseas countries with low medical standards, it seems that the whole country is equivalent to remote rural areas in Japan. In those countries, it is necessary to use a lot of budget to improve domestic infrastructure and improve the living standard of the people, the priority of medical provision is not high. Also, due to the inadequacy of the medical insurance system, it is directly linked to the disparity of medical care that can accept the gap between rich and poor. Furthermore, from the lack of human resources who are responsible for medical care, the number of specialists like in Japan can be said to be limited.
Therefore, we believe that it is effective for these countries to resolve by disseminating telemedicine using ICT. This organization continues to strive to demonstrate its usefulness by providing equipment for telemedicine and actually using it in the field. In order for this to be accepted with continuity, economic support from Japan may be necessary for a certain period of time.
In the near future, I would like to aim that these technologies are widely used in the medical community, and contribute to the speediness and efficiency of medical treatment.