eMedicine Amy Biondi COM 300, Winter 2007
Telemedicine <ul><li>“ Telemedicine is the ability to provide interactive healthcare utilizing modern technology and telec...
 
<ul><li>An example of telemedicine… </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wiredred.com/images/video-telemedicine.jpg   </li></ul>
<ul><li>How do you feel about the idea of  telemedicine? Would you use it? Why or why not? </li></ul><ul><li>Now let’s loo...
<ul><li>Scenario:   A person is having chest pains and is rushed to the Emergency  Room.  An MRI needs to be done, but the...
<ul><li>Teleradiology </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Refers to the electronic transmission of radiological images such as x-ray...
Teleradiology, cont… <ul><li>Teleradiology is a very powerful form of technology because it allows a single radiologist to...
<ul><li>Allows physicians to stay near patients  </li></ul><ul><li>Subspecialty consultations if physician needs further e...
Some examples… <ul><li>NightHawk Radiology Services </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA radiologists & Siemens Medical Solutions </li><...
Other Online Medical Resources… <ul><ul><li>Online Patient Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.webmd.com  ,  www....
Questions <ul><li>What are the benefits of telemedicine/ teleradiology? </li></ul><ul><li>Why might these forms of technol...
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  1. 1. eMedicine Amy Biondi COM 300, Winter 2007
  2. 2. Telemedicine <ul><li>“ 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 </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>An example of telemedicine… </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wiredred.com/images/video-telemedicine.jpg </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>How do you feel about the idea of telemedicine? Would you use it? Why or why not? </li></ul><ul><li>Now let’s look at how technology and the Internet have allowed a specific area of medicine to be shared on a global scale… </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>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… </li></ul><ul><li>This problem can be solved!!! </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Teleradiology </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital radiological images are transmitted using standard telephone lines, satellite connections, or wide area networks (WANs). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.filmdigitizer.com/products/sierraplus/images/teleradiology.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.insiteconsultancy.com/Teleradiology.jpg </li></ul>
  7. 8. Teleradiology, cont… <ul><li>Teleradiology is a very powerful form of technology because it allows a single radiologist to simultaneously provide services to several hospitals..around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures that radiologist will give a clear, accurate reading. (Day shift to night shift) </li></ul><ul><li>Images can be sent to radiologist’s home via Internet (cost-effective for hospitals) </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Allows physicians to stay near patients </li></ul><ul><li>Subspecialty consultations if physician needs further expertise in specific area (i.e. Traumatic Brain Injuries, cardiovascular problems, etc.) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Surgeons can “sit in” on surgeries in other parts of the world </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows physicians to discuss various forms of treatment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical requirements for teleradiology: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Picture archiving and communication system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Radiology information system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable and secure high-speed connectivity between the remote sites </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Some examples… <ul><li>NightHawk Radiology Services </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA radiologists & Siemens Medical Solutions </li></ul>
  10. 11. Other Online Medical Resources… <ul><ul><li>Online Patient Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.webmd.com , www.mayoclinic.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Questions <ul><li>What are the benefits of telemedicine/ teleradiology? </li></ul><ul><li>Why might these forms of technology cause problems for patients? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think that telemedicine will be as helpful to patients as physically going to a doctor would be? Why or why not? </li></ul>

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