In the last decade, technology has allowed for numerous advances in modern radiotherapy as such the need to develop web-based dashboards for remote collaboration among technologists and physicians has been on the rise. Telemedicine aids decentralized radiotherapy services, it allows remote treatment planning and quality assurance of treatment; but digital storage of the relevant data is a prerequisite as well as a reliable telecommunication system between satellites and the clinic.
At the Asian American Medical Group we have already recorded our first successful remote Telemedicine treatment of a Myanmar cancer patient out of Singapore – this was the first time such advanced telemedicine technology has been used between the two countries. It also marks a major breakthrough as it will mean that oncology patients from countries such as Myanmar do not need to travel to Singapore for radiation oncology treatment, saving time and cost.
The successful treatment of the patient was headed by Dr Daniel Tan, the Medical Director and Radiation Oncologist of Asian American Radiation Oncology (“AARO”).