Organizations have used telemedicine in high-risk obstetrics for the last few years. Health staff can visit the pre-birth mothers, where doctors can see the fetus by ultrasound from their office, and determine how to treat the patient, no matter where they live.
FREMONT, CA: Technology is a way to deliver better facilities and reduce healthcare costs while improving efficiency. As health leaders, doctors are perfect candidates for technology because they are part of an emerging multidisciplinary approach to treatment, including physician assistants, advanced medical nurses, licensed nurses, respiratory therapists, and diabetes educators.
Live conferencing is one way to improve healthcare. Besides, medical instruments capable of gathering different physiological knowledge about patients that can be exchanged with clinicians in real-time, wherever and wherever patients and providers are physically situated, are transforming the environment.
Organizations have used telemedicine in high-risk obstetrics for the last few years. Health staff can visit the pre-birth mothers, where doctors can see the fetus by ultrasound from their office, and determine how to treat the patient, no matter where they live. The closure of healthcare services also fuels the technology market. It is a mixture of the scarcity of doctors and the ill-distribution of doctors. Any people who live 2 or 3 hours away from the health center can be visited at home.
From the patient's house, obstetric visits can be done using a remote blood pressure cuff and a mobile phone. As a result, expectant mothers do not need to visit the facility for prenatal and postpartum care. The details can be reported directly to patients. However, specific programs allow data to be retrieved and submitted to a data archive, accessed, or sent to a medical log. Filtering the gathered information is also an alternative whereby an algorithm senses predetermined ranges and then exchanges elevated readings with the practitioner.
Individual obstetric patients with elevated blood pressure can prevent some hospitalization with telemedicine. There are also movement monitoring systems that can be mounted on patients to determine maternal activity levels. Such equipment could replace patients who would typically be hospitalized instead of being left at home.
Institutions also offer prenatal treatment by telemedicine in prison. Prison is a remote area where prenatal treatment is challenging to access, and authorities are often hesitant to move prisoners to an off-site van location because of the cost. Point-of-care devices have now progressed to where they are effortless to use. There are now contact lenses with sensors that can directly monitor blood glucose and tattoos featuring thin chips that are clapped on the arm to measure various amounts of chemicals such as calcium and glucose.