Telemedicine technology develops trust between doctors and patients with its ability to provide timely treatment.
Fremont, CA: Technology has now allowed physicians to reach more patients than before at a rate beyond anyone could imagine. Cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.
1.9 million neurons die in a minute that is left untreated during a stroke, which makes every second in a minute crucial. Telemedicine programs are being implemented to treat and stop the catastrophic consequences of diseases like stroke, epilepsy, and brain tumors while delivering life-saving interventions to the patients. Telemedicine allows medical professionals to offer continuous care throughout their treatment period.
Telemedicine technology allows physicians to immediately reach patients in their local emergency room, thereby providing the highest level of stroke expertise. At the time of being connected via a device, the physicians can view the patients through high-end video technology and make rapid assessments. It allows them to see the CT scan images and other critical information to create a plan of treatment, which is then, discussed clearly among the physicians, their patient, and his/her family. The technology empowers the specialists to connect with their patients from thousands of miles away, irrespective of being inside an emergency room or an intensive care unit, and even after their discharge.
Patients are provided with life-saving treatments at their place without getting transferred to a distant location. This benefit alleviates a few challenges created by distance for families with their loved ones, under critical conditions. A recent study proves that with the adoption of telemedicine in Neurological Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, there have been more than 25,000 remote visits. Furthermore, telemedicine helps in providing equitable neurological care across hospital systems. Physicians can reach more people through their laptops, cell phones, and computers without the inconvenience of traveling or other additional expenses placed on the patient. With the onset of the 5G cellular network, the speed of interactions between the physicians and patients will accelerate. To establish this technology everywhere without any safety issues, lawmakers are removing the legal barriers as well.