With advancing technology, medical issues are also advancing which demand services of a health care provider and medical staff beyond traditional means. Many rare disorders, complications and emergency case studies could be learn about today. Unfortunately the majority of the times, the patient cannot be helped anymore. It is basically because such situations demand for expert knowledge and good timing of the procedure that is not available in all elements of the world. Sometimes even basic medical examinations, diagnosis, consultation and treatments aren’t open to those in remote locations. Occasionally, the valuable time someone has is eaten up by technical difficulties of traditional telehealth way of clinical cameras, phone and internet connections.
A New Paradigm
The expertise is scarce. The requirement is manageable but scattered. Telehealth solutions to date have covered activities including over-the-phone emotional pet support consultations and advice to supervising a surgery performed by an automatic arm. But then there have the technical difficulties and the shortcomings of the technology used. Can a specialist one thousand miles away assess a swing? Can the telecons be used for patient records? Can a bed-ridden patient be saved from the strain of moving to an acute-care facility for an examination? Rather than bringing a doctor to the patient or the patient to the facility, can the problem or procedure only be used to the specialist?
The solution is surprisingly yes. For once there’s a simpler way out. Once you present mobility to tasks or problems, they can be easily taken care of. In the world of medicine, this means an advantage from technology. The device that replaces the patient camera in mobile collaboration enables extreme clarity of visual details, freezing and capturing of frames, an instant easy-to-handle machine with a two-way telestration, recording and annotation ability. The two-way is achievable due to the expert application on the consulting end of the communication.
Besides being able to consult across remote locations saving the doctors and medical staff a lengthy trip for a single patient and exorbitant expenses for the patient, the device may be used for real-time guiding of nursing staff to take care of patients who cannot be moved, that are in prison or other institutions. Even where regular internet isn’t available, people in need could be helped using satellite communication affordably. Procedures such as for instance biopsies and surgeries could be monitored by experienced doctors and pathologists using mobile video conferencing. Good voice quality, ability to add another guest to the session, recording the session for future reference and for patient records, and conducting a differential diagnosis become possible. Medical communities too can collaborate using this to add to their collective knowledge base and awareness.
The ongoing future of telehealth solutions looks optimistic which certainly changes everything for good.