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, and encourages patient compliance and continuity of care.
On October 22, 2010, the establishment of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center and SAHZU Joint Academic Center for Diagnosis built a bridge of international medical services for domestic and foreign patients. It has been highly recommended by the relevant state departments. Now, the UCLA-SAHZU Joint Academic Center for Diagnosis provides telepathology and telemedicine consultation services. The program allow patients to have second opinions from internationally renowned medical institutions.