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 can be find out about today. Unfortunately all the times, the patient can not be helped anymore. It is really because such situations demand for expert knowledge and good timing of the treatment that is not obtainable in all areas of the world. Sometimes even basic medical examinations, diagnosis, consultation and treatments are not offered to those in remote locations. At times, 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 necessity is manageable but scattered. Telehealth solutions up to now have covered activities including over-the-phone emotional pet support consultations and advice to supervising a surgery performed by an automatic arm. But there have the technical difficulties and the shortcomings of the technology used. Can a specialist a lot of 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 a test? Instead of bringing the physician to the patient or the patient to the facility, can the problem or procedure only be studied to the specialist?
The answer is surprisingly yes. For once there exists a simpler way out. When you present mobility to tasks or problems, they may be easily taken care of. On the planet of medicine, this implies a benefit from technology. The unit that replaces the patient camera in mobile collaboration enables extreme clarity of visual details, freezing and capturing of frames, an instant easy-to-handle device with a two-way telestration, recording and annotation ability. The two-way is possible due to the expert application on the consulting end of the communication.
Other than to be 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 unit can be used for real time guiding of nursing staff to treat patients who can not be moved, that are in prison or other institutions. Even where regular internet isn’t available, people in need can be helped using satellite communication affordably. Procedures such as biopsies and surgeries can 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 or for patient records, and conducting a differential diagnosis become possible. Medical communities too can collaborate by using this to increase their collective knowledge base and awareness.
The ongoing future of telehealth solutions looks optimistic which certainly changes everything for good.