“ Telemedicine is the ability to provide interactive healthcare utilizing modern technology and telecommunications.” Basically, Telemedicine allows patients to visit with physicians live over video for immediate care or capture video/still images and patient data are stored and sent to physicians for diagnosis and follow-up treatment at a later time. Whether you live in the center of Los Angeles or deep in the Brazilian Amazon, Telemedicine is an invaluable tool in Healthcare.” – www.telemedicine.com
How do you feel about the idea of telemedicine? Would you use it? Why or why not?
Now let’s look at how technology and the Internet have allowed a specific area of medicine to be shared on a global scale…
Scenario: A person is having chest pains and is rushed to the Emergency Room. An MRI needs to be done, but there isn’t a radiologist in the hospital to read the images…
This problem can be solved!!!
Refers to the electronic transmission of radiological images such as x-rays, computed tomograms (CT’s) and magnetic resonance images (MRI’s) across geographical locations for the purposes of interpretation and consultation.
Digital radiological images are transmitted using standard telephone lines, satellite connections, or wide area networks (WANs).