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.
Sweden-based Telehealth startup Kry has raised $66 million series B funding round led by Index Ventures, with participation from existing investors Creandum, Accel, and Project A. Just a year ago the company raised its venture capital funding of $22.8 Million
Providing an advanced technological paradigm to patient monitoring practices, a telemedicine platform has been launched in Australia. The remote intensive care partnership will enable doctors and nurses at the Royal Perth Hospital on the western coast of Australia to explore telemedicine technology to assess patient health in US hospitals that form part of the hub-and-spoke telehealth network of Emory.
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