Technology advances have taken place in every field of work, and nowhere is this more evident than in the medical profession. It is vital that physicians, medical students, and nursing staff use these advanced technologies to learn, work, and make their lives and the lives of their patients easier.

Video conferencing is one such technology and its application is increasingly being used in healthcare. There are several reasons why this is happening, and the pace of adoption of this technology is rapid.

Why video conferencing is essential for healthcare

This white paper by Lifesize discusses some of the reasons why video conferencing is essential for healthcare.

1) Connecting remote patients with doctors. Video conferencing technology provides healthcare providers and support staff a way to collaborate across distances with one another or remote patients, ultimately enabling greater efficiencies and a sharper focus on patient care.

2) Consulting with doctors regardless of location. Video conferencing enables face-to-face interactions between doctor and patient regardless of location, without the need for travel. With HD video, doctors can connect with patients virtually, using technology to look at the inside of an ear canal, review an X-ray, or examine a patient from head to toe. Patients can then receive a diagnosis in real time via a computer, a tablet, or even a smartphone.

Consulting through video conferencing regardless of location

3) Providing access to specialists. HD video collaboration solutions offer the ability for general practitioners to connect patients to specialists out in the field in areas such as neonatology, psychiatry, nephrology, oncology, and more.

4) Reducing travel time. Frequent trips can be inconvenient if patients need to use a wheelchair, breathing apparatus, or other supportive medical devices. Video technology helps doctors monitor patients with a computer, smartphone, or tablet, reducing the need for travel.

5) Enable flexible learning options. HD video conferencing technology helps doctors attend distance learning courses to further their careers and enhance their level of care.

6) Facilitating global collaboration. With cloud-based video chat technology, researchers, professors, and physicians from around the world are able to collaborate in a more efficient, productive, and lifelike way than audio or web conferencing alone.

Some important points:

“Healthcare providers have one defining purpose—to deliver the highest level of care to their patients. It is also important to understand that healthcare organizations are businesses with important day-to-day processes that need to run smoothly too.”

“Whether a patient needs a consultation or simply a second opinion, video technology makes it easy. Patients can receive care from the world’s top diagnosticians and physicians even when challenges such as illness or the expense of travel prevent them from meeting in person.”

“Sharing new practices, research findings, and pharmaceutical trials with one another is vital to the advancement of the medical field.”

So, now you know all about why video conferencing is essential for the healthcare profession. Whether you are a doctor, support staff, or a patient, do make use of this ever-evolving technology to improve and enhance health and wellbeing.

You can read the complete white paper. To know more about setting up video conferencing for your home or business, contact Actis at 022-30808080 or at contact@actis.co.in.

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

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