It is said the need or the invention, which is an example that applies to the field of medical services, which has gained great popularity in recent years, which is telemedicine, which today represents the only lifeboat for the residents of rural and remote areas in many countries around the world, especially those that suffer from a large lack of health facilities and institutions due to the concentration of most Doctors and experts specializing in major cities, which are full of large communities, so people living in remote areas of the city will have to struggle to travel long distances even if to obtain regular medical advice, then what if the patient desperately needs a specialist who starts his condition and diagnoses it! And from the womb of this need, the principle of telemedicine was born, which has today become a useful means of obtaining the necessary medical and therapeutic support from a distance without the patient resorting to long-distance transportation.
Telemedicine provides the bulk of the health, diagnostic, consulting and treatment services provided by hospitals and medical clinics, but in an easier way, faster, and with lower costs and efforts thanks to telecommunications technology and technical means that are approved in telemedicine services, where this field enables the implementation of many functions and Medical practices, despite the presence of both the patient and the doctor in two different regions and geographically separated, i.e. the doctor can be in the same city in which the patient lives, and it can also be in another country, i.e. in another place far and different from the world.
Telemedicine is called “telemedicine also” because it is based on the principle of transmitting the patient’s medical files and medical information and data in an electronic way. Also, telemedicine can adopt various methods to secure the communication process between the patient and the doctor or to transfer or exchange medical data about patients through Various ways and means, the most important of which are:
• Regular telephone lines
• Digital Services Network
• The Internet
Telemedicine experts provide many of the allconnect site of tele-health services:
- Tele-medical advice
- Tele-medical expertise
- Remote monitoring
And all of these tele-services include most if not transferring all possible medical specialties starting with general medicine, dermatology, oncology, kidneys and urology, radiology, pediatrics, cardiovascular medicine, psychiatry, neurology, orthopedics and joints … all the way to the field Tele-surgery and home health care.
What are the types of telemedicine?
Telemedicine via telemetry is the simultaneous transfer of important patient-specific medical data from remote and remote areas to a health center or hospital concerned with the condition.
Telemedicine via storage and tele-transmission: It is the provision of medical services simultaneously through electronic communication with the Internet (e-mail messages) … etc. where the doctor located remotely receives and reviews data and information sent to him so that he in turn sends his medical and specialized opinion on the case in the same manner to Patient (electronic message) In most cases, this method is used for patients who reside in remote areas or for non-urgent (non-emergency) medical and health conditions.
Telemedicine: (whether between the patient and the doctor or when holding medical conferences between doctors via video to provide a written and accurate report on the situation based on the opinions of specialists and the main consultant doctor supervising this conference via video).
The most popular type among the elderly, the handicapped and people suffering from chronic diseases is what is known as telemedicine through home health care and is a method also linked to the service of remote monitoring and medical assistance as it enables remote home care to directly transmit sound and video images in addition to indicators The patient’s health, such as transfer of the pulse rate, blood pressure, chest-related respiratory sounds, etc.) It is also possible through this type of medicine to see the amount of medication and injection doses consumed by the patient.