Telemedicine is the usage of the current technology of telecommunication and information to provide health care even to remote areas too. It is being widely used to surmount distance barriers. Telemedicine can be synchronous or asynchronous. In the case of asynchronous telemedicine, the patient is made to sit in front of a visual device, which makes both the patient and the doctor to be visible to each other. Thus it helps even if the patient is located anywhere. This is the main advantage of asynchronous telemedicine. It also helps the patient too as he or she may not be in a condition to come in front of the doctor directly or to the hospital as his or her condition may not be so. In case of synchronous telemedicine, the real time picture comes as when a doctor goes to meet his patient and both are in front of each other. Telemedicine can be divided into three main categories. They are:
Store and forward:
This category of telemedicine corresponds to acquiring data from the patients and other images or existing reports and forwarding them ahead to the specific doctor, who is related to the concerned health problem. The only difference between the telemedicine counters and the normal traditional in-person patient meetings is just only the absence of personal presence of the patient in the presence of the doctor. Though this is not a major problem these days due to the advance of the existing technology, thus we here help you by resolving this through telemedicine. All the previous and the current gained records are stored in our database for our future reference too.
It is also addressed as remote monitoring. It helps in monitoring the patients remotely by the medical professionals and makes them to have a very good idea about the former patient based on their experience also and as it helps in providing the solution relating to health of the concerned patient. It is also helpful in managing chronic health problems or even specific conditions faced by the patients. These services of self monitoring can provide comparable health outcomes to traditional in-person patient encounters provide greater satisfaction to patients and are the most cost-effective.