GlobalMed is a global medical solutions company that aims to transform healthcare globally by developing and integrating secure efficient health delivery systems to improve the access and quality of care for all while eliminating unnecessary costs. GlobalMed is well known in the United States for providing medical equipment and software for the rapidly growing telemedicine market.

Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services and clinical information using telecommunication technology. This includes a wide array of clinical services using the Internet, wireless, satellite and telephone media.

Today, there are currently about 200 telemedicine networks, with about 3,500 service sites in the United States. Nearly 1 million Americans are currently using remote cardiac monitors, and in 2011, the Veterans Health Administration delivered over 300,000 remote consultations using telemedicine. Over half of all U.S. hospitals now use some form of telemedicine.

Globally, millions of patients use telemedicine to monitor their vital signs, and remain healthy and out of hospitals and emergency rooms. Both consumers and physicians download health and wellness applications for use on their cell phones.

GlobalMed’s integrated solutions include telemedicine stations, examination cameras, connected medical devices and software. These allow for dynamic collaboration of healthcare professionals at remote locations. These solutions are deployed in more than 55 countries around the world. These enable healthcare providers around the world to conduct more than 3.5 million telehealth visits with patients annually.

GlobalMed’s Telemedicine Solution

One of GlobalMed’s solutions is the First Exam Telemedicine Cart, which uses Lifesize’s video collaboration solution. This telemedicine cart provides a hub for a secure, integrated telemedicine encounter in multiple places – in a medical clinic or hospital, at a remote site, at a patient’s home, in the workplace, at school, or in a correctional facility.

GlobalMed’s solutions go far beyond the typical cart. They integrate medical devices, video conferencing and software, and are able to capture, store-and-forward and view live medical images. This cart is the proven connected care platform.

This cart is a mobile telemedicine station that is clean, compact and organised. This has transformed the typical video conferencing cart into a sleek platform that neatly houses all equipment. The latter consists of a selection of medical peripherals and a powerful laptop computer. This station is designed for offices and areas that are short on space but yet need the ability to connect a patient as well as share images and data with a remote provider.

With telemedicine about to experience explosive growth, telemedicine stations and carts will be very much in demand. A recent report by RNCOS Business Consultancy Services has predicted an 18.5 percent annual growth in telehealth worldwide through 2018. The U.S. will outpace the rest of the world. Also, reports suggest that the U.S. telehealth market will grow to US $1.9 billion in 2018 from about US $240 million in 2013, which is an annual growth rate of about 56 percent.

So, now you know how telemedicine equipment and solutions can save and improve the lives of millions of patients worldwide. Video collaboration plays a vital role in telemedicine and telemedicine equipment. Here’s to a seamless medical consultation…

For more information on how you can set up a customised video collaboration solution for your business, contact Actis at 022-30808080 or at contact@actis.co.in.

(Content and images courtesy: www.lifesize.com)

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