Telemedicine is essentially the practice of medicine at a distance–enabled by technology and high-speed telecommunications networks. We have found that telemedicine improves access to specialty medical care, increases patient convenience, encourages patient compliance and continuity of care.
On October 22, 2010, the establishment of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center and SAHZU Joint Academic Center for Diagnosis built a bridge of international medical services for nationwide and overseas patients. It has been highly recommended by the relevant state departments. The UCLA-SAHZU Joint Academic Center for Diagnosis now has telepathology and telehealth pediatric neurology services. In addition, we have established the Orthopedic Telemedicine Program with Hospital for Special Surgery located in New York. All the programs allow patients to have second opinions from internationally renowned medical institutions.