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Telemedicine

  1. 1. Healing Touch Through Space Dr. Suhail Choudhary COO Teledoctors @ Mercy Mission India. teledoctors.india@gmail.com
  2. 2. Tele-Medicine:Telemedicine is the use of telecommunicationand information technologies in order to provideclinical health care at a distance.It helps eliminate distance barriers and canimprove access to medical services that wouldoften not be consistently available in distantrural communities.It is also used to save lives in criticalcare and emergency situations.
  3. 3. Enabling Specialty Healthcare to the Ruraland Remote Population of India.Telemedicine/Tele-health is of great socialrelevance to the country for enablingSpecialty Healthcare to the remote, ruraland underserved population.
  4. 4. TYPES OF TELEMEDICINE:Telemedicine can be broken into 3 main categories:1. STORE & FORWARD2. REMOTE MONITORING &3. (REAL-TIME) INTERACTIVE SERVICES
  5. 5. MAJOR AREAS OF TELEMEDICINETECHNOLOGY ADOPTED:• Tele-consultation , Tele-diagnosis ,Tele-treatment- (The patient with the local doctor consults the specialist, obtains the line of treatment).• Tele-education , Tele-training - (For Continuing Medical Education, Training for doctors & paramedics from a higher level Hospital/Institution).• Tele-monitoring- ( Regular monitoring for intensive care & emergency care).• Tele-support- (Support during disaster management).
  6. 6. BENEFITS & USES:Telemedicine can be extremely beneficial for people living inisolated communities and remote regions and is currently beingapplied in virtually all medical domains. Patients who live in suchareas can be seen by a doctor or specialist, who can provide anaccurate and complete examination, while the patient may nothave to travel or wait the normal distances or times like thosefrom conventional hospital or GP visits. Recent developmentsin mobile collaboration technology with the use of hand-heldmobile devices allow healthcare professionals in multiplelocations the ability to view, discuss and assess patient issuesas if they were in the same room.
  7. 7. OTHER USES:Telemedicine can be used as a teaching tool, by which experiencedmedical staff can observe, show and instruct medical staff inanother location, more effective or faster examination techniques.It improved access to healthcare for patients in remote locations."Telemedicine has been shown to reduce the cost of healthcare andincrease efficiency through better management of chronicdiseases,shared health professional staffing, reduced travel times,and fewer or shorter hospital stays." Several studies havedocumented increase patient satisfaction of telemedicine over pastfifteen years.
  8. 8. CONCEPT:
  9. 9. TELEMEDICINE PERIPHERALS:
  10. 10. CALL CENTRE:
  11. 11. SPEACIALIST CARE DELIVERY:*Tele-cardiology *Tele-psychiatry*Tele-radiology *Tele-pathology*Tele-dermatology *Tele-dentistry*Tele-audiology *Tele-ophthalmology*Tele-oncology *Tele-neurology
  12. 12. ADVANCED & EXPERIMENTAL SERVICES:TELESURGERY (UNASSISTED ROBOTIC SURGERY)Remote surgery (also known as telesurgery) is the ability for a doctorto perform surgery on a patient even though they are not physicallyin the same location. It is a form of telepresence. Remote surgerycombines elements of robotics, cutting edge communicationtechnology such as high-speed data connections and elementsof management information systems. While the field of roboticsurgery is fairly well established, most of these robots are controlledby surgeons at the location of the surgery.Remote surgery is essentially advanced telecommuting for surgeons,where the physical distance between the surgeon and the patient isimmaterial. It promises to allow the expertise of specialized surgeonsto be available to patients worldwide, without the need for patientsto travel beyond their local hospital.
  13. 13. HISTORY:The first interactive telemedicine system,operating over standard telephone lines, forremotely diagnosing and treating patientsrequiring cardiac resuscitation (defibrillation) wasdeveloped and marketed by MedPhoneCorporation in 1989 under the leadership of itspresident and founder, S.Eric Wachtel. A yearlater the company introduced a mobile cellularversion, the MDphone. Twelve hospitals in theU.S. served as receiving and treatment centers.
  14. 14. THE ULTIMATE BENEFICIARY:
  15. 15. TELEMEDICINE CARTS:
  16. 16. CONCLUSION:• Teledoctors is: – Extending quality healthcare where its needed most – Filling an acute health service vacuum – Creating direct influence on over millions of people – Creating high value rural employment – Building out a proven TeleMedicine infrastructure – Integrating medical / electronic / telecom technologies – Investing heavily in project it believes in – Changing the healthcare ecosystem of India and presenting a model to the world
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  18. 18. THE TECNOLOGY LEARNING CURVE: New Employee 1 yr 2 yr 3 yr
  19. 19. THANKS!

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