Type, Medical, Common
iv. Benefits & Concerns & Requirements
v. Who needs Telemedicine?
vi. The Top 4 Medical Fields
Chart, Radiology, Dermatology,
vii. Conclusion & References
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Telemedicine is not entirely a modern
day miracle in the medical world.
However, each new decade brings
innovations towards improving
healthcare. Telemedicine is truly
becoming the medicine with heart.
The combination of traditional health care
and telecommunication technology.
(Birk, 2008 p. B.1)
Transmitted interactive audio, visual, and
Chimenti, 2005 p.170)
Same time Forwarded/saved
Template Provided By
communication to be analyzed
between medical later by medical
500,000 Downloadable PowerPoint Templates,
(Torrey, 2008 p.1) (Torrey, 2008 p.1)
Animated Clip Art, Backgrounds and Videos
Digital images Web cams
Receiving Storing Sending
Phones & Fax machines
Easy to use for doctors and patients
Increase access to doctors/specialists for
diagnostic and consultation purposes
Continuous medical education
Medical training in remote areas
Allows faster consultations/diagnosis's between
doctors and specialists
Chimenti, 2005 p.169-172) & (Jesitus, 2006 p. 24)
Privacy and security of medical records
Confidentiality of visits
Replacement of the doctor/patient relationship
Ease of technology training
Standardization of image quality and color
Chimenti, 2005 p169-172), (Jesitus, 2005 p. 18),
and (Jesitus, 2006 p. 24-25),
Larger Storage Capacities
Acceptance by Medical Staff & Patients
Chimenti, 2005 p.169-172)
Have no transportation
Have no babysitters
Cannot take time away from their job
Are unable to leave their home.
Live far from a hospital
Live in a remote location
Chimenti, 2005 p.169-172) & (Jesitus, 2006 p.24)
Viewed by multiple doctors at the same time
but at different locations
Images can be magnified, or rotated for easier
Lower supply, processing, and storage costs
Involves x-rays, MRI’s, and full body scan
(Stevens, 1999 p.25)
Access to a specialist when timing is essential
Improved diagnosis accuracy through digital
Allows time for questions and review by both
the doctor and the patient
Uses digital photographic images
Chimenti, 2005 p.169-172)
Suited for mild to moderate anxiety disorders
Allows patients to stay in familiar surroundings
Uses webcams and telephones
(Mann, 2008 p. 3) & (Hilty, 2009 pp. 228-229)
dosages by phone or e-mail between doctors
Patient monitoring devices such as pulse
oximeter machines, cardiac monitors, and
programmable i.v. pumps
I-pad/I-phone with internet access to converse
with patient’s monitoring equipment
Patient record/chart e-filing
“Dreams in the Past Lead
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