How to apply telemedicine in intercountry adoption?

Written by: Dr. Gonzalo Oliván Gonzalvo
Published: | Updated: 23/05/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

In recent years, there has been a technological revolution in telecommunications, allowing any user, anywhere in the world, the remote transmission of digitized information by mobile telephony and Internet. The main objective of telemedicine is the transmission of information of a patient for consultations, assessments, diagnoses and treatments.

To allow a proper and correct pre-adoption medical advice to families, medicine specialist international adoption need to know all possible information about past, present and living environment of the child.

Medical reports of children placed for intercountry adoption should be used to identify existing medical problems, the present or future need for medical assessment and medical or surgical treatment, and existence of risk factors that may affect its long-term development or irreversibly. However, these reports often offer poor, poor and incomplete information and, in many cases confusing, misleading or adulterated.

Families choose to collect personally in the country of origin and socio-medical data to be obtained for any child to be adopted abroad and take the audiovisual material. Thus, you can determine with greater assurance the state of physical and mental health of their unborn child.

 

Technological application of telemedicine in intercountry adoption

The family should know that the more and better materials collected and sent, may be the best advice you receive. But, you should also be aware that, in telecommunications, is far away who owns worst line, not who has more kilometers through. Therefore, before leaving Spain, you must be familiar with the technology to be used and perform with professional technical tests to determine the operating modes and specify the format, size and resolution of the files to send.

Regarding the basic modes of operation, one can distinguish the real-time synchronous or asynchronous mode and time or deferred mode, also known as "store and forward". In both modes, the skilled artisan should be available 24 hours a day and during the days necessary to complete the study. At the Center for Pediatrics and Zaragoza Intercountry Adoption use the two modes, performing medical advice in minutes or a few hours.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Gonzalo Oliván Gonzalvo
Pediatrics

Dr. Oliván Gonzalvo is a pediatrician with a long history focused on adoption and foster care as well as child abuse and neglect. So much so that the doctor has a private Center of Pediatrics and Intercountry Adoption which performs this fantastic work. In order to convey information about this specialty, the doctor has conducted many lectures and courses on the sector. He is also the author of over 300 articles published in magazines and books.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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