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Docto: Future Telemedicine Healthcare In Australia

Author: Matter Solutions : Contact: 61 7 3117 2300

Published: 2015-11-16

Synopsis and Key Points:

Docto is an Australian telemedicine provider revolutionizing healthcare in Australia, the new app will change the way telemedicine is released in Australia.

Main Digest

Telemedicine is a new frontier in medicine which is saving lives and improving patient care the world over.

The use of medical information exchanged from one site to another through electronic communications with the goal of improving a person's health status. 'Telemedicine,' and, 'telehealth,' are many times considered to be interchangeable terms which encompass a wide definition of remote health care.

Telemedicine allows doctors to communicate with patient directly via a internet connection to allow for quick and remote care of patient.

Telemedicine has great potential as health and technology move forwards. Telemedicine is changing aspects of the way in which doctors and patients interact, for the better. The term "telemedicine" refers to the use of electronic communication technologies to enable the provision of healthcare at a distance.

Telemedicine the future of healthcare in australia

The application of telemedicine:

As always, the positives are accompanied by potential negative aspects, such as the dependence on communication media (e.g. internet-based video) that may be subject to variations in quality and reliability. This necessitates attention to quality of both hardware and software, as well as having a "lowest common denominator" contingency plan such as the telephone in the event of a communications failure. With the gradual introduction of the NBN to Australian cities and eventually the outback, the reliability and efficiency of the hardware necessary for telemedicine is set to improve greatly.

Another concern is that some aspects of the conventional doctor-patient interaction (such as parts of the physical examination) cannot be undertaken. While many medical problems can be dealt with via telemedicine, there are some situations where it will always be preferable to have a face-to-face consultation if possible. This issue mandates constant awareness on the part of the consulting doctor. Telemedicine is not a replacement for traditional medical practices; instead, it serves to compliment and aid the established industry.

Despite these minor drawbacks, the potential of, and need for, effective telemedicine capabilities cannot be denied. When conducted responsibly and thoroughly, telemedicine can make a real difference to those people who are most in need of care, like the crewman on board the merchant ship. It has already begun to revolutionize patient care and will continue to do so as new applications and technologies develop.

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