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What is Telemedicine Healthcare

Telemedicine is simply defined as, “the remote delivery of healthcare services“. There are 3 common types of telemedicine, which include but are not limited to:

  • Interactive Medicine – which allows patients and physicians to communicate in real-time while maintaining HIPAA compliance
  • Store and Forward – which permits providers to share patient information with a practitioner in another location.
  • Remote Patient Monitoring – which allows remote caregivers to monitor patients that reside at home by using mobile medical devices to collect data (e.g. blood sugar or blood pressure)

How Telemedicine Benefits Patients

Because of telemedicine, patients who previously had limited access to health care services can now see a physician without leaving their homes. Seniors who would prefer to age in place can now do so with the use of medical streaming devices. The spread of disease is reduced as individuals with contagious diseases don’t have to expose themselves to others in crowded waiting rooms.

Telemedicine also benefits patients in the following ways:

  • Transportation: Patients can avoid spending gas money or wasting time in traffic with video consultations.
  • No missing work: Today, individuals can schedule a consultation during a work break or even after work hours.
  • Childcare/Eldercare Challenges: Those who struggle to find care options can use telemedicine solutions.

Important terms in telemedicine

Telemedicine is practiced from a hub, which is the site from where the distant practitioner delivers service through a telecommunications system. At first, specialized videoconferencing equipment was necessary, with customized diagnostic peripherals, such as stethoscopes or EKG monitors attached to the system.

The health provider who was with the patient would use the diagnostic tools under the guidance of the distant physician, to provide the required patient data. Today, telemedicine usually employs a desktop computer, with a special video card. The computer’s advantage is that it can store data securely. High-speed telephone lines or satellite connections allow interaction between both locations.

On the other hand, the patient is at the originating or spoke site, and receives the service via a telecommunications service, often with the mediation of telepresence.

Telemedicine has several definitions, but the broadest one covers the use of services outside the traditional real-time interactive telecommunication health service. This includes services such as store-and-forward, where camera images are stored and forwarded, and consultation is done, via a telecommunication system. Though these are not real-time or interactive, they are still useful for treatment delivery. Remote monitoring is another aspect of telemedicine.

5 Tips for a Great Telemedical Consultation

1) Have a good, stable internet connection. Here are key points to ensure a smooth call:

  • Use high-speed internet
  • Use an ethernet cable instead of wi-fi. Poor wireless signals often cause quality issues
  • Limit internet usage during a call. Don’t stream movies or download music during a call, it takes up bandwidth

2) Make sure a firewall isn’t blocking access. Occasionally, PC customers have firewall settings that could impact the video connection. If you’re having issues connecting, have your IT staff make sure a firewall isn’t causing the issue.

3) Use a good computer. Running video takes a lot of a computer’s processing power. Old computers or computers running a lot of programs in the background can produce poor quality.

4) Restart your computer before a call. Sometimes video programs (Skype/Facetime) are still running in the background without you realizing it. When this happens, it can block access to the camera or microphone. Restarting your computer will clear these hidden connections.

5) Make sure your browser is up to date. Sometimes users can experience issues when they are using an outdated version of their browser. Be sure to restart your browser often to stay up to date (browsers automatically update on restart).

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