Our clinic is developing a next generation telemedicine site providing global healthcare access. We will provide our users with round-the-clock access to licensed physicians and health care providers. Regardless of international boundaries, we'll connect you with the right specialist. The Standard Clinic web consultations bring you to the forefront of medical science.
Whether on the go, traveling or outside of your primary care provider's office hours, our providers can help with a wide range of common health conditions.
Telemedicine will be most beneficial for people living in remote communities and rural regions and is now being applied in nearly all medical domains. Patients who live in such areas can be seen by a doctor or specialist, who can provide an accurate and complete examination, while the patient may not have to travel or wait the normal distances or times like those from conventional hospital or primary care visits. Recent developments in mobile collaboration technology with the use of hand-held mobile devices allow healthcare professionals in multiple locations the ability to view, discuss and assess patient issues as if they were in the same room. Remote monitoring through mobile technology could reduce annual pharmaceutical costs by 15 percent by reducing outpatient visits, verifying prescriptions, and overseeing patient drug administration. Barriers to widespread adoption of remote monitoring include equipment costs, technical training and evaluation time. For instance, it has been estimated that a teledermatology consultation can take up to 30 minutes which contrasts sharply with the 15 minutes allowed for a traditional consultation.
Telemedicine can also be used as a teaching tool, where experienced medical staff observe, show and instruct medical staff in another location, more effective or faster examination techniques. It improved access to healthcare for patients in remote locations. "Telemedicine has been shown to reduce the cost of healthcare and increase efficiency through better management of chronic diseases,shared health professional staffing, reduced travel times, and fewer or shorter hospital stays." Several studies have documented increased patient satisfaction of telemedicine over the past fifteen years.
The first interactive telemedicine system, operating over standard telephone lines, for remotely diagnosing and treating patients requiring cardiac resuscitation (defibrillation) was developed in 1989, with a mobile cellular version developed a year later. Twelve hospitals in the U.S. served as receiving and treatment centers. StandardClinic is aiming to be the first well-known internet telemedicine service.
In addition to objective technological monitoring, most telemonitoring programs include subjective questioning regarding the patient's health and comfort. This questioning can take place automatically over the phone, or telemonitoring software can help keep the patient in touch with the health care provider. The provider can then make decisions about the patient's treatment based on a combination of subjective and objective information similar to what would be revealed during an on-site appointment.
Some of the more common things that telemonitoring devices keep track of include blood pressure, heart rate, weight, blood glucose, and hemoglobin. Telemonitoring is capable of providing information about any vital signs, as long as the patient has the necessary monitoring equipment at his or her location. Depending on the severity of the patient's condition, the provider may check these statistics on a daily or weekly basis to determine the best course of treatment.
Monitoring a patient at home using known devices like blood pressure monitors and transferring the information to a caregiver is a fast growing emerging service. These remote monitoring solutions have a focus on current high morbidity chronic diseases and are mainly deployed for the First World. In developing countries a new way of practicing telemedicine is emerging better known as Primary Remote Diagnostic Visits, whereby a doctor uses devices to remotely examine and treat a patient. This new technology and principle of practicing medicine holds significant promise of improving on major health care delivery problems, in for instance, Southern Africa, because Primary Remote Diagnostic Consultations not only monitors an already diagnosed chronic disease, but has the promise to diagnose and manage the diseases patients will typically visit a general practitioner for.
Please contact us if you are a health care provider interested in joining our network. Currently we are assembling a directory of physicians providers and patients, so when our videoconference service launches, it will immediately be of use.