Nov 16, 2011 Health
Tangerang, Not a few people in Indonesia who prefer medical treatment abroad because of doubts about the ability of doctors and hospitals Indonesia. Whereas the cooperation with the Mayo Clinic, USA, Indonesia now has a hospital can be equated America.
2007 data shows there are about 340,000 people in Indonesia who went to Malaysia and 80,000 people went to Singapore.
“Indonesia has the largest population of the world’s No. 3, should the level of health is also good. But the dilemma for many people who seek treatment abroad. When in fact we did not lose, for example Eka Hospital now has the cooperation with the Mayo Clinic, U.S., then we can be aligned with the U.S., “explains Dr. Esther Nurima, MARS, Director of Corporate Eka Hospital, in a media gathering ‘Hand in Hand for Healthier’ at Eka Hospital, , Tuesday (11/15/2011).
As of July 2011, for the first time the Mayo Clinic are here to serve patients in Indonesia. The experts of the largest private hospitals in the United States this does not come directly, but will serve from a distance with technology Electronic Medical Consult (e-MC).
Consultation distance is not limited to correspondence course, but with a video teleconference technology of patients in Indonesia can meet directly (real time) with the experts at the Mayo Clinic. The patient’s medical data can also be accessed simultaneously by both parties. E-MC has been able to complete the development Center of Excellence to disease cardiovascular.
“The presence of E-MC brings many benefits to patients include access to more than 3,000 specialists in Eka Hospital and the Mayo Clinic, a comprehensive medical solutions, team collaboration expert doctors at Eka Hospital and the Mayo Clinic, as well as efficiency of time, effort, cost to get a second opinion without having to leave Indonesia, “explains Dr. Esther .
During 6 months of cooperation, there are approximately 2 to 3 patients per month who already use e-MC services, among others, for the cases of the disease cardiac and neurosurgery.
“Eka Hospital is not the first constitution in cooperation with the Mayo Clinic. e-MC from the viewpoint of the Mayo Clinic is to provide comfort to the patient not to go from place of origin, also to provide opportunities for colleagues to enhance the capabilities, because basically we provide is confirmation of a second opinion, while measures to keep doctors in the place of origin, “explains Thomas R Behrenbeck, MD, PhD, SCCP, a leading cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic’s Cardiovascular Division.
not free, certainly not all patients will be directed to utilize the e-MC. Only certain cases are very complex and not handled by doctors in Indonesia.
“Until now there is no patient who we send to the Mayo Clinic, only e-MC only via video conference. For e- MC cost about USD 9 million. In terms of nominal value is quite large, but when compared with medical treatment abroad, it may be much cheaper, “explains Dr. Muska Nataliansyah.
Mayo Clinic is the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States who has operated more than 100 years. This organization manages the largest private hospitals in the United States with operations in Rochester, Minnesota, Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottdale, Arizona.
Each year the hospital serves more than 1 million patients who come from about 140 countries in the whole world. The hospital is reinforced by more than 3,000 specialists, 150 of whom are subspesialis in cardiology.
( mer / ir )
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