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One Minute Challenge: Telemedicine – The Medical Futurist

Telemedicine describes remote clinical services
provided by ever-growing technological advancement in telecommunications. It fulfills a natural demand in the digital
age: how to bring patients and doctors closer to each other without losing long hours through
traveling and waiting in hospitals. Telemedicine is used for follow-up visits,
management of chronic conditions, specialist consultation in remote areas, medication management,
and a host of other clinical services that can be provided through secure video and audio
connections. It doesn’t just help making health services
more comfortable, it also brings basic healthcare to rural communities and low-resource regions. In Rwanda, telemedicine became a daily routine
for doctors as people from the rural parts of the country could go into the hospital
and consult with a specialist from the capital city. In Guatemala where two women die from pregnancy-related
causes every day, researchers propose a smartphone based telemedicine service to support birth-attendants. It has also been life changing for Inuit populations
living in the Arctic who live in villages only accessible by dog sleds. Through smartphones, they are still able to
keep in touch with doctors and receive medical services. In the future, telemedicine should become
such an integral part of the healthcare system, that it would not be labeled as “telemedicine”
anymore, but just another ordinary way to talk to peers or patients.

4 thoughts on “One Minute Challenge: Telemedicine – The Medical Futurist

  1. I have studied various articles on telemedicine it's working in different parts of india but this video is really helpful thank you☺️

  2. Global Telemedicine Market accounted for $23.13 billion in 2017 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 18.52% to reach $XX billion by 2025 during the forecast period 2019-2025.

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