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Liu Chunming almost died after a car crash in July in Taihe, a remote county in China's southeast Jiangxi province, but survived serious abdominal injuries thanks to specialist doctors who led his treatment from 1,000km (621 miles) away.
Most doctors who use electronic health records and order entry software tend to be less satisfied with how much time they spend on clerical tasks and are at higher risk of burnout than others, according to a new study.
Doctors who entered data into computerised health records during patients' appointments did less positive communicating, and patients rated their care excellent less often, in a recent study.
As more and more sick patients are going online and using social media to search for answers about their health, it’s raising a lot of thorny ethical questions for doctors.
Sitting in the waiting room of a doctor's office for long periods of time is one reason people don't like to go to the doctor. Instead, many patients are moving towards using the Internet to diagnose themselves or are using a phone app to videochat with doctors.
In Mali, where skin conditions are widespread and skin doctors are scarce, physicians have turned to technology to treat patients remotely.
Adolescents with chronic diseases who were allowed to text their doctors were better equipped to manage their own healthcare and more likely to request help at the first sign of problems, a new study found.