By: sebastian Ham

What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a way to telecommunicate to give clinical health care from far places that do not have hospitals near by.It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities. It is also used to save lives in critical care and emergency situations.

Disadvantages: The overall cost of telecommunication system, especially data management apparatus and practical training of medical professionals is great.Virtual clinical treatment decreases human interaction among the healthcare professionals and patients that increases the risk of error in clinical services, if the service is delivered by inexperienced professional. Moreover, confidential medical information can be leaked through faulty electronic system.

Advantages:Many patients feel uncomfortable to go to hospital or doctor-chamber. This system creates communication among patients & healthcare professionals maintaining convenience & commitment. Moreover, through Telemedicine medical and information images are kept confidential and safely transferred from one place to another. So, people can believe this system and feel comfort to seek help from it

Examples of Telemedicine: Formally defined, telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology.

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