Telemedicine Culture in Developing Countries 


Some of the things that remain an issue in healthcare is the lack of access, quality care and the transparency about the cost of services. However, there is a high probability that these situations will change soon. 

As technology continues to evolve over time, digital resources are at everyone’s fingertips, and according to the Borgen Magazine, it was found that more than 90 percent of the global population has access to commercial wireless signals. Consequently, the mass access to cellular devices and institutional wireless has the potential to widely enhance telemedicine in many developing countries. 

The Role of Telemedicine in Developing Countries 

In simple terms, telemedicine serves as a practice that can enable caretakers to help their patients remotely. The definition set up by the World Health Organization starts with telemedicine being “The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health care professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health care providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities.” 

Hence, telemedicine has a lot of potential in developing countries. With telemedicine, we can provide support to the weak health systems, solve logistical constraints, and create a solid connection of networks between healthcare workers. Taking the initiative in telemedicine can solve the issues of quality care via providing reliable and cost-effective solutions. 

There are two areas where we have witnessed improvements in telemedicine, especially in developing countries. There have been initiatives to develop mobile health and create a robust country-wide infrastructure where telemedicine can be established in resource-constrained areas. 

Juan De Borbon – Easing Medical Facilities Into Developing Nations 

Fortunately, there are still people who are working towards adding more opportunities to attain medical access to third-world nations via telemedicine. A prime example of such a person is none other than Juan De Borbon – a revered Spanish-American clinical research executive with an extensive background in global clinical R&D. 

His executive experiences include being the CEO and President at the CPK Clinical Research Institute, a startup business with a focused hospital-based phase 1 clinical pharmacology united with additional outpatient clinical sites. He has also served as the COO and Sr. Vice President of Clinical Services & Support at OmniComm Systems, an Electronic Data Capture software development company. 

Before working for OmniComm, he took the position as the Executive Director of Clinical Operations at SFBC International, responsible for managing more than 500-bed units with an additional specialized 50-bed QTc/Critical Care research unit with more than 700 employees. 

Jon also joined American Health in 2021, where he introduced state-of-art technologies in healthcare with Telehealth and monitor, track and review the performance of our project using the Key Indicator Tools while simultaneously using Tracking Programs and customer satisfaction metrics. 

Due to his deep knowledge of the industry, he has motivated and inspired the medical industry for more than two decades and continues to make significant contributions to reform the drug development industry for the better.