In this service model, medical facilities along with healthcare professionals are placed in mobile medical units (vehicles) to provide healthcare services in remote locations. Such mobile medical units are constantly linked to major hospitals through communication technology, enabling healthcare professionals.
Telemedicine has proved to be immensely valuable during value during disasters and natural calamities, especially in remote locations. While, providing basic services in the field, healthcare professionals are continuously assisted by specialists. This enhances the capability and confidence of basic healthcare professionals to deal with more severe and life threatening…
Continuing Medical Education (CME) is very vital for healthcare professionals to render high-quality services in line with new developments, both in urban and rural locations. Telemedicine facilities provide a robust platform for delivering CMEs to remote areas, thereby helping doctors save travel time.
The last decade has seen a transition of disease burden in India from Communicable to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Condition management programs are one of the approaches that aim to provide better care while reducing the costs for the chronically ill.
Telemedicine can provide a compelling alternative to conventional acute, chronic and preventive care, and can improve clinical outcomes. In the industrialized world, it is likely that telemedicine will continue to move healthcare delivery from the hospitals/ clinics into homes and workplaces.
Specialist, physician or allied health professionals provide consultation to the patient or assist other health professional in rendering a diagnosis. This requires the use of live videos, teleconferencing and exchange of diagnostic images, vital health records, details of vital signs and patient data for review.