TELEMEDICINE IN THE CONTEXT OF ACCESSIBILITY OF MEDICAL AID IN RUSSIA
Population and Economics 2(2): 110-128, doi: 10.3897/popecon.2.e36049
TELEMEDICINE IN THE CONTEXT OF ACCESSIBILITY OF MEDICAL AID IN RUSSIA
expand article infoE. Rozhkova
‡ Ulyanovsk State University, Russia
Open Access
Abstract
The urgency of the topic is determined by the need to significantly increase the level of accessibility of medical services, first of all — of an innovative nature. The purpose of the article is to identify and characterize the development of telemedicine in contemporary Russia and therefore, propose the tools to improve accessibility of telemedicine services to the population.. Management decisions and organizational and economic relations that arise within the development of telemedicine are the subject of the study. The main results are: analysis of accessibility of medical services to the population as a whole was conducted; directions of using telemedicine technologies as an instrument for increasing access to medical care were identified; problems in the development of the domestic telemedicine market were outlined; differentiated accessibility of telemedicine services by different criteria were identified; directions for solving identified problems were suggested. The author suggests development of network cooperation between medical prevention centers, telemedicine centers and educational institutions located in rural areas. The materials of the article can be useful both for further scientific substantiation of ways for development of healthcare and for elaboration of practical solutions for the development of the market of innovative medical services.
Keywords
healthcare; innovation; telemedicine; access to medical services