Thursday, 27 June 2013

Uses Of Video Conferencing In Telemedicine

Relaying upon Integration of Information and Communication Technology for various implementations  in medicine has become very much necessary. One of the most eminent tool i Video conferencing which is used for Tele-medicine.  The core purposes of the usage of Video Conferencing has been exemplified in the following context.

Physicians in the present day want to utilize Video conferencing, for its high quality audio/video interaction for Tele medicine, individual care, under cover research and other programs.  Video conference meetings removes the access, performance on the whole and the cost involved in the traditional systems that demand expensive MCU(Multipoint Control Unit) equipment and dedicated Qos systems. 
A perfect Video conferencing solution can is required for major applications like Telemedicine.  It helps the patients from far of places living in non-urban places,  to acquire appropriate medical advices without traveling long distances.  Tele-medicine features provides services to the patients with medical care records, pictures, outcome from medical care devices and two way music and audio which two-way. 

Various purposes of Video conferencing in the field of Tele-medicine are listed as follows:

Illness Surveillance
At time of epidemics the professionals have to notice, estimate and reduce the ill results of the outbreak, where in the government authorities and healthcare committees take up the technique of Illness Surveillance through video conferencing.  The telemedicine programs are used to produce immediate situation reviews.
Catastrophe and Illness management
Healthcare features cannot be set-up easily in the situations of mishaps like earthquakes, floods etc where telemedicine features incredibly come into use.  In such situations telemedicine service help professionals as they need to analyze the disaster struck area.  This highly reduces the transport expenses of medical facilities and physicians.
Distant Consultation
 In the remote places where full-blown features have not been set-up, the program of tele-medicine is very useful in offering assessment. In the non-urban places where medical organizations do not believe that it is successful enough to set-up models which offer all medical features, telemedicine plays incredibly crucial role .

Second Opinion:
After the patients are already clinically identified of a particular illness and the main physician wants to take the viewpoint from another professional for another area telemedicine comes into use.  The physician or the patient him/herself can take the second opinion about the analysis offered by the primary, which build up the confidence, without going to far of places, which is possible by the use of telemedicine.  
Telementored procedures
When the professional physician is unable to perform medical techniques due to his/her lack of ability to be a the involved telementored procedures are used, where the professional can guide his/her sub-ordinate physicians in doing the process.   
Home Care
This service is most useful for the patients who required advert post operative care and advice from home.  They can connect to the hospital/institute through tele consultation unit and get reviews and clinically diagnosed.  

Medical knowledge and community awareness
 Telemedicine programs can bring out awareness and common attention to the public especially during calamities where the need of medical health is most required and the physicians can get connected to these places and advice public in large numbers using telemedicine. 

The author shelly desuza works with Peoplelink Corporate Solutions Pvt Ltd, a leader in Video Conferencing Software , a company which implemented video conferencing in telemedice and healthcare in many hospitals.

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