Public Health

doi: 10.25005/2074-0581-2021-23-4-500-509
DOCTOR'S PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES IN TELEMEDICINE

E.I. Aksyonova1, A.I. Vvedenskiy2

1Research Institute for Healthcare Organization and Medical Management of Moscow Healthcare Department, Moscow, Russian Federation
2Department of Anatomy, I.P. Pavlov Ryazan State Medical University, Ryazan, Russian Federation

Objective: To analyse the professional skills forming the professional competence of a doctor providing medical care in the field of telemedicine.

Methods: The following research methods were used: secondary analysis of sociological research data from Russian analytical agencies and the author's medico-sociological research on the topic "Telemedicine in the daily professional activity of a doctor." The analysis was carried out by the method of questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The total sample size was 100 respondents; the study period is October 2021.

Results: The study results showed a relatively high level of medical specialists' preparedness to use telecommunication technologies in their professional activities. Telehealth skills are necessary for a more accurate diagnosis, correct use of medical equipment, etc. According to the respondents, the primary way of telemedicine skills mastering is training from medical equipment suppliers, self-education and refresher courses initiated by the employer. In addition, a modern doctor needs to master "soft skills", which include operational thinking, multitasking and multiskilfulness, autonomy, communication skills, multilingualism and multiculturalism, creativity.

Conclusion: Telemedicine and personalised medicine in Russia and globally are opening up a new frontier for the medical industry development. Therefore, a teledoctor, in addition to essential universal and general professional skills, should have new eHealth technology competencies.

Keywords: Professional competence, medical care, telemedicine, information technology, online consultations, professional activity, skills.

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Authors informations:

Aksyonova Elena Ivanovna
Director, Research Institute for Healthcare Organization and Medical Management of Moscow Healthcare Department
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1600-1641
E-mail: eiak@yandex.ru

Vvedenskiy Artyom Igorevich
Assistant of the Department of Anatomy, I.P. Pavlov Ryazan State Medical University
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4593-8030
E-mail: vvedenskyai@yandex.ru

Information about the source of support in the form of grants, equipment, and drugs

The authors did not receive financial support from manufacturers of medicines and medical equipment

Conflict of interest: No conflict

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Vvedenskiy Artyom Igorevich
Assistant of the Department of Anatomy, I.P. Pavlov Ryazan State Medical University

390026, Russian Federation, Ryazan, Vysokovoltnaya str., 9

Tel.: +7 (920) 6372957

E-mail: vvedenskyai@yandex.ru

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