With advancing technology, medical problems are also advancing which necessitate services of a health care provider and medical staff beyond traditional means. Many rare disorders, complications and emergency case studies can be read about today. Unfortunately most of the times, the individual cannot be helped anymore. It is because such situations demand for expert knowledge and good timing of the procedure that is not available in all parts of the world. Sometimes even basic medical examinations, diagnosis, consultation and treatments aren’t open to those in remote locations. Sometimes, the valuable time a patient 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 so far have covered activities which range from over-the-phone emotional pet support consultations and advice to supervising a surgery performed by an automatic arm. However there have the technical difficulties and the shortcomings of the technology used. Can a specialist a 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 a test? Rather than bringing the physician to the individual or the individual to the facility, can the problem or procedure only be taken to the specialist?
The solution is surprisingly yes. For once there’s a simpler way out. When you present mobility to tasks or problems, they could be easily taken care of. On the planet of medicine, what this means is a benefit from technology. The device that replaces the individual camera in mobile collaboration enables extreme clarity of visual details, freezing and capturing of frames, an instant easy-to-handle piece of equipment with a two-way telestration, recording and annotation ability. The two-way is possible because of 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 long trip for just one patient and exorbitant expenses for the individual, the unit can be utilized for real-time guiding of nursing staff to deal with patients who cannot be moved, who 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 for instance biopsies and surgeries can be monitored by experienced doctors and pathologists using mobile video conferencing. Good voice quality, ability to incorporate 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 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.