Introduction to Telemedicine

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Introduction to Telemedicine

  1. 1. Introduction to Telemedicine Dr. Devang Parikh S.B.K.S. M.I. & R.C.
  2. 2. What is Telemedicine? Telecommunication technology + Medicine
  3. 3. What is Telemedicine? The use of electronic information and communication technologies to provide and support health care when distance separates the participants. Telemedicine: A Guide to Assessing Telecommunications in Health Care, Institute of Medicine, CA, 1996
  4. 4. Nodal Center Referral Center Internet
  5. 5. Types of telemedicine I. Store and forward II. Interactive services III. Remote monitoring
  6. 6. Applications of Telemedicine 1. Remote Consultation 2. Remote Monitoring 3. Remote Education 4. Tele-mentoring
  7. 7. 1. Remote Consultation
  8. 8. 2. Remote Monitoring
  9. 9. Access to information
  10. 10. 3. Remote Education and collaboration
  11. 11. 4. Tele-mentoring
  12. 12. When do we use telemedicine?  Improved Access Covers previously unserved or underserved areas.  Improved quality of care Enhanced decision making through collaborative efforts.  Reduced isolation of healthcare professionals Peer and professional contacts for patient consultations and continuing education.  Reduced costs Decreased necessity for travel and optimum uses of resources.
  13. 13. • Telemedicine is mere vehicle that permit the delivery of health care services. • It is the content of the vehicle that permits effective health care, not the vehicle.
  14. 14. THANK YOU

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