Telemedicine has given a new realm to the healthcare industry. It serves the health industry to its prospectus during the peak time of pandemic too.
Today, we are going to discuss the top 10 use cases of telemedicine or virtual care as the success of telemedicine is measured by the number of use cases of telemedicine.
How is telemedicine being used in healthcare?
Telemedicine can be used in various treatments in many ways; as there are numerous problems in the anthropology of the human, the solution with telemedicine is there.
The top use cases of telemedicine are as follows:
1. AI detecting retinal eye disease
Eye-care is the most concerning care for everyone.; Ophthalmologists with telemedicine can be able to conduct the research more efficiently and will be able to treat the patient at their early stages; that will lead to the betterment of the disorders at the early stages.
Machine learning is used by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center that creates the model for the detection of eye disorders/diseases and it can be done with the help of AI technology.
It is designed in such a way that it can detect the different types of retinal pathologies right from glaucoma to macular degeneration. Ophthalmologists can easily detect eye disorders so that they will be able to cure the disease on time with the least risk to the eyesight of the patient.
2. Live care with video conferencing
Video conferencing is a basic tool used in every industry and also in healthcare. Advanced communication with the help of telemedicine application is the new invention for the new generation of healthcare.
Video conferencing and live consultation are working great for patients having chronic diseases, so it can be helpful to stop the infusion of disease to the other patients.
Advantages of video conferencing in healthcare:
- It provides efficient care in healthcare by giving the assured quality of care.
- Video calling gives advanced communications with doctors with high-quality standards.
- Telemedicine video conferencing gives remote care to the patients, which leads to patient retention.
- Telemedicine care is time efficient and money efficient.
- Irrespective of geographical constraints, telemedicine serves remotely.
3. Remote mental and behavioral health
As telemedicine provides care remotely, the patients from the hamlet areas
can access virtual mental care easily, so as they get cured easily and they will be mentally satisfied. Telemedicine extends the services to outside peripherals with the help of technology. It allows the doctor to increase the productivity and efficiency of health care.
The person facing the problems like depression, loneliness, and anxiety, gets benefited with the help of the telemedicine mental health application. physiatrists can connect anywhere from the world and can guide and make the patient access to virtual care.
In these conditions, mental virtual care applications are very useful which provides care remotely.
4. Telecasting the surgery
Imagine the situation where all doctors can get in touch with the telecasting video conferencing at the time of surgery, where patients get an advantage of operating by the specialists remotely. Recently the research was done by the Rochester Institute of Technology which is collaborating with a team led by the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine that tested the model of telecasting and screening of real-time video at multiple locations.
For instance, A situation arises in such a way that if someone with major injuries has surgery and the panel of specialist doctors is not available, then what would be the condition without screening and video conferencing? The last solution to this is a good telemedicine application.
5. Live streaming sensor alerts to the family members/ healthcare providers
It is advanced care where an alert is sent to all family members or the healthcare providers during a situation of emergencies, the sensor is provided which enables the gesture recognition, provide the animation video and other features include face recognition, statistics, and early detection of diseases which falls the risk assessment of the patient.
Application reference: AltumView Systems
6. Maternity care with telemedicine application
Telemedicine application helps pregnant women to assist the child care, the application plans the diet and medications. The Sprout application has features of weight tracking, heartbeat tracking, kick track, and contraction tracking of the child.
Imagine how the mother will experience the application where the mother can hear the heartbeats of the upcoming child! The application has the feature of my pregnancy journal, in that users get all the information and guidance related to the mother and child care.
Application reference: Sprout
7. Diabetes monitoring and screening
Diabetes is a major disease nowadays, and it requires complete attention to cure/ maintain diabetes. The application called “Glucose Buddy” connects you with the glucometer or it allows you to enter your log numbers manually, and it also allows you to enter data for tracking, exercising, and deciding the meals.
It will report you the medical prescription and other measures if it is necessary for the patients.
8. Patient’s control panel
The patient control panel will access the primary information like the patient’s number of diseases, all the prescriptions, and the recommendations which were given in the past.
If the person is having an allergy to any tablet or injection, it is precisely mentioned in the personal info of the application.
9. Authenticity of professionals
The doctor’s catalog and information are precisely mentioned in the features of the application; It includes the doctor’s qualifications, certifications, and other information that could help the patient to build trust, it also contains the experience, area of specialization, and the major institute served by him/her.
10. Patients feedback
Feedback in healthcare plays an important role; the Telemedicine application has added features of patients/ user experience that seems a simple way of counting the success of the application. The experience can be good or bad, but commenting on those experiences in the descriptions makes the healthcare provider aware of the issue and can resolve it in the near future.
The innovations make healthcare more efficient nowadays as there was a need of getting things online due to the pandemic era, telemedicine applications make it work best for the healthcare facilities and the personal care for the patient who is in daily need of the medicines. Top telemedicine companies are working for the betterment of the healthcare industry.