Internet health care: regulation can not be too lags behind the technology

(Former title: Internet health care: regulation can not be too lags in technology)

Internet health care requires two legs to walk, one is technology, one is regulation. Regulation is too lags behind the technology, seemingly policy liberalization of this emerging format, in fact, is not conducive to faster and better development of Internet health care.

At present, the Internet medical format has been quietly changing, and presents a huge business opportunities. Alibaba and Tencent as the representative of the Internet companies continue to test the water line with the hospital docking innovative applications; mobile medical applications are also popular with the capital market favor. Internet wings for the hospital, will change the traditional way of medical treatment. But the future is not bright, including electronic prescription, including a series of policies is not clear, so that the depth of the Internet and medical integration is still uncertain. Only this year, nearly 40 health care Internet companies have closed down, spring rain doctors, clove garden, apricot forest and other well-known applications also began a strategic transformation.

Internet hospitals, online registration, online payment, remote consultation, mobile phone medical applications, wearable medical products, are increasingly mature Internet technology reflects. Internet technology and the depth of traditional medical integration, has made blood glucose, blood pressure, ECG and other medical information can be collected at any time, long-range precision guidance like a doctor in front. A few days ago, “Temple II” and the ground started a medical consultation between heaven and earth, but also highlights the progress and maturity of Internet medical technology.

But regulatory initiatives and operational rules, but far behind the technology. For example, although the technology has been achieved remote clinics, but how to identify and manage online electronic prescription, but it is a headache, “prescription to where” become troubled, Internet treatment is incomplete, online prescription drugs can not be a reality; The management of medical talents lags behind, “where doctors come from” to become the Internet hospital to solve the problem; health insurance fund payment rules are not timely to adapt to the Internet, health insurance mobile payment is difficult to popularize, “the cost of where to” restrict the development of Internet hospitals; When the hospital introduced a different treatment card, they are not compatible with the embarrassment of each other; when an Internet hospital is completed, only to find that consultation can not be started Diagnosis and treatment, and so on.

Internet health care requires two legs to walk, one is technology, one is regulation. Technology is the foundation, there is no technology, the equivalent of vehicles without quality and speed, Internet health care is out of the question; regulation is the protection of the lack of strong regulation, like the lack of traffic rules. At present, the rapid development of Internet medical technology, but there is no corresponding regulation, showing a “one-leg walk” situation.

Walking on one leg, not only can not get out of the bright prospects of Internet health care, but there are risks of abuse of technology. Illegal sales of prescription drugs online, no qualified micro-plastic surgery parasitic in the WeChat, number of traffickers to use online registration loopholes to seize the source, etc., is not because the technology has been basically mature, but due to regulatory lag. Supervision has lagged behind too far, we must catch up, and technology to keep pace, the Internet can only be stable medical Zhi Yuan.

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