Since the first novel coronavirus pneumonia was confirmed, the epidemic has spread throughout the country. As of 16 February 10th, 40249 cases were confirmed in China, and 23589 suspected cases. In addition, measures such as city closure, village closure, community closed management and restrictions on the number of trips have also been implemented.
At present, on the one hand, medical teams from various provinces and cities have gone to the epidemic area of Hubei Province to support the front line, resulting in the tension of local offline medical resources; on the other hand, affected by traffic control and other factors, or out of cross infection concerns, residents' offline medical treatment is limited.
To solve the above problems, it is urgent to break the limitation of doctor-patient space, expand medical service space and improve medical efficiency. Undoubtedly, Internet medicine is the most important way to have the above functions.
In the period of epidemic prevention and control, the use of internet medical service platform to carry out online diagnosis and treatment services has been approved by a series of policies from the central government to the local government.
Strengthening information technology to support epidemic prevention and control, telemedicine and online consultation services were re supported
The novel coronavirus Office of the national health and Health Committee issued a notice on strengthening information support for the prevention and control of pneumonia in new coronavirus infection in February 4th, in order to give full play to the supporting role of information technology in assisting the epidemic diagnosis, innovating the diagnosis and treatment mode and improving the service efficiency. The National Office of Health Protection Committee issued a circular on strengthening the information technology to prevent and control the epidemic of pneumonia caused by new coronavirus infection (2020) 100.
The notice focuses on giving full play to the role of telemedicine platforms in various provinces, encouraging major hospitals to provide remote consultation, prevention and control guidance and other services, sinking expert resources with the help of information technology, and improving the ability of grassroots medical and health institutions to deal with the epidemic situation.
Novel coronavirus, which is also a self isolating patient with medical needs, also points out that the unique advantages of Internet hospitals and Internet diagnosis and treatment should be fully exploited. All levels of medical institutions can use the Internet plus to carry out online voluntary consultation, home medical observation and guidance services for pneumonia related to new coronavirus infection, and for patients with some common diseases and chronic diseases. The online follow-up visit and drug delivery service can guide patients to seek medical treatment online in order to avoid the risk of cross infection of offline medical treatment.
During this period, various internet medical platforms, including palm care intelligent medicine, have successively launched doctor recruitment, and have opened online consultation and consultation services for chronic diseases such as fever and diabetes, free free free diagnosis and so on.
Vigorously carry out Internet diagnosis and treatment service and affirm the role of Internet diagnosis and treatment consultation service in epidemic prevention and control
Only four days after the above notice was issued, on February 7, the general office of the National Health Commission issued the "notice on doing a good job in Internet diagnosis and treatment consultation service in epidemic prevention and control" (No. 112  of the state health office), which also means that the national policy level has highly recognized the Internet diagnosis and treatment service mode in the special period.
The notice calls for the vigorous development of Internet based medical services to further improve the Internet plus medical health service function, including, but not limited to, online health assessment, health guidance, health education, and chronic disease consultation, etc., and promote Internet diagnosis and consultation services to play a more important role in epidemic prevention and control, so that people can get timely health assessment and professional guidance, and precise guidance. Patients with online treatment at home can effectively relieve the pressure of hospital treatment and reduce the unnecessary risk caused by personnel gathering.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia should be fully utilized in the Internet hospital platform and internet medical service platform, and the online free consultation, home medical observation and health assessment services should be carried out to guide patients to seek medical treatment in an orderly way and to seek medical treatment accurately.
From policy to industry, Internet medicine may usher in a new round of development
Since the release of the above policies, 10 provinces and cities such as Hubei, Guangdong and Shandong have successively issued policies to strengthen online consultation services for Internet diagnosis and treatment. Meanwhile, novel coronavirus pneumonia and other diseases are being launched online by the head office of the 100 hospitals and Internet healthcare sectors in China.
At present, Internet medicine may not be able to directly participate in the treatment of patients, but through online consultation, chronic disease management and other services, on the one hand, it helps to realize the dynamic management of isolation personnel and the real-time screening of suspected patients, and plays a key role in the early detection and early reporting of infectious diseases; on the other hand, it can also solve the chronic diseases and other patients with medical needs in special periods It is urgent to avoid risks while ensuring the safety and efficiency of medical treatment.
In the face of epidemic prevention and control, the internet medical industry reflects its due social responsibility and value. With regard to Internet medicine, the public policy research center of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences uses "the second battlefield of epidemic prevention and control" to describe it, which is extremely appropriate in this special period.
With the application of more internet medical services, such as remote consultation, online inquiry, online follow-up prescription and online medical technology training, the acceptance and trust of the whole society to the internet medical industry is bound to be improved.
From the praise of policies to the improvement of industrial ecology and the recognition of users, I believe that after the epidemic, the development of the whole Internet medical industry is expected to usher in a new round of wind.