Availability of a medical professional 24x7 to monitor a patient suffering from diabetes and cardiac conditions is impossible outside a hospital setting. This is where remote monitoring comes to the rescue. Patients suffering from chronic illnesses such as these want regular medical attention and hence, the demand for remote health monitoring systems is on the rise.
Zipnosis specializes in offering telemedicine tools to providers in order to launch their own telemedicine services, whereas other telemedicine companies offer services either directly or via health insurers.
A survey spanning 3 years by Rock Health on 4000 U.S residents, to assess their usage and opinions on digital health, revealed that 87% of Americans were using a minimum of one digital health service in 2017 as compared to 80% in 2015.
Astronauts at the International Space Station are dependent upon telemedicine for all kinds of illness. However, according to Dr. Shannan Moynihan, the deputy chief of space and occupational medicine from the NASA Johnson Space Centre, although effective, telemedicine has its limits.
Telemedicine helps Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center take its kidney transplant program to the people of Tennessee and give them the prospect to be screened for a transplant and bring constant care within their reach.
The US Army is testing a telemedicine-based platform designed to send critical data from the field to the hospital and enabling providers to prepare for incoming patients. The connected care service is used by health systems and EMS providers for better care coordination during emergencies.
Telemedicine services are gaining entry into Japanese hospitals. Royal Philips recently announced its deal with Showa University in Japan in order to launch the first telemedicine intensive care program (eICU) at Showa Koto Toyosu Hospital and Showa University Hospital. This program will reduce mortality rates and increase savings as well as case volume.
KT Corporation, the largest leading telephone company on South Korea, showcased a telemedicine system at its launching ceremony of its global pilot project last week, that connects Central Clinical Hospital No.1 of Moscow, with regional hospitals in Tula and Yaroslavl, 200 km and 300 km away for the capital.
Since teledentistry is still a relatively new concept, the association has been modeled as an advocacy group that can guide practitioners, help to develop best practices and ensure that technology is readily available for those wanting to use it.
This rural telehealth consultation program named Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO) was launched by the Department of Veterans Affairs in New Mexico in 2012. To begin with, this program was used for chronic liver disease. This consultation connected rural care teams to specialty clinics, where the patients can be treated in a better way.
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