WHAT IS TELEMEDICINE?
With Telemedicine you can improve your clinic health status staying at home
Formally defined, telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status.
Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using
- two-way video
- smart phones
- wireless tools
- variuos forms of telecommunications technology
Starting out over 40 years ago with demonstrations of hospitals extending care to patients in remote areas, the use of telemedicine has spread rapidly and is now becoming integrated into the ongoing operations of hospitals, specialty departments, home health agencies, private physician offices as well as consumer’s homes and workplaces.
Telemedicine is not a separate medical specialty
Products and services related to telemedicine are often part of a larger investment by healthcare institutions in either information technology or the delivery of clinical care. Even in the reimbursement fee structure, there is usually no distinction made between services provided on site and those provided through telemedicine and often no separate coding required for billing of remote services. ATA has historically considered telemedicine and telehealth to be interchangeable terms, encompassing a wide definition of remote healthcare.
TELEMEDICINE and TELEHEALTH means REMOTE PATIENT CONSULTATIONS via video conferencing, transmission of still images, e-health including patient portals, remote monitoring of vital signs, continuing medical education, consumer-focused wireless applications and nursing call centers
WHAT IS EMS eHEALTH?
Your personal health record accessible to you anytime CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!
Home care services are the future of health care
Contemplating the patient/family pair, it represents a solution to the medical problems of the modern life.
With the social trends, the senior population has been increasing in the last years. However, as living is more stressful than ever, there are more cases of chronic diseases.
The difficulties of transport in the big cities and the scarcity of hospital streambeds turn the home care an attractive solution. However, its routines can be switched by telemedicine.
This paper describes the implementation of a telemedicine system for patient monitoring using mobile telephony. The major aspect about this application is its generality, which allows the use of any patient monitor with a RS-232 interface. The system proved to be quick and reliable. Therefore, it represents an applicable solution to tele-homecare.
In an emergency, you can quickly give emergency personnel vital information, such as a disease you’re being treated for, medications you take, drugs you’re allergic to, and how to contact your family doctor.
Simple and convenient for patients to use.
Patients take their own vital signs with wireless devices:
One-button, automatic operation
- Audio and visual prompts
- Large LCD screens, buttons and fonts for easier viewing
- Wireless, battery-operated allowing flexibility to place anywhere in the home
- Multi-language support
- On-board cellular for faster deployment
A personal health record is a collection of information about your health that you control and maintain. If you have a shot record or a file of medical papers, you already have a basic personal health record. And you’ve probably encountered the big drawback of paper records: You rarely have them with you when you need them.
Electronic personal health record systems remedy that problem by making your personal health record accessible to you anytime via a Web-enabled device, such as your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.