How Video Conferencing Can Save Lives
Could modern, high-quality video-based communications hold the key to revolutionising healthcare? Possibly – but while many are indeed interested in the idea of so-called ‘telemedicine’ (the application of video conferencing to doctor-patient interactions), there is also a high set of barriers to overcome first, warn tech experts at LifeSize.
These centre on perceptions the approach is cold and impersonal. But done right, telemedicine is just the opposite, says the firm, pointing out how it can bring back the ‘house call,’ at a fraction of the price to providers of a physical visit.
Telemedicine is also proving its worth in speeding up the response to disasters, whereby experienced medics can aid local helpers when prevented from getting to a trouble spot themselves.
The technology also means that sharing of data can get done much more quickly and efficiently, especially if patients live in out-of-reach locales – and it’s also starting to be exploited by mental health professionals, too. That’s particularly interesting to policymakers aware of the need to better spread what seem to be very scarce personnel resources in this critical area.
LifeSize, a leader in the rapidly growing field of high definition video conferencing , is a division of IT giant Logitech.
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