What is Telehealth?

Telehealth is the use of technology to deliver health care, health information or health education at a distance.

Telemedicine is an upcoming field in health science arising out of the effective fusion of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with Medical Science having enormous potential in meeting the challenges of healthcare delivery to rural and remote areas besides several other applications in education, training and management in health sector.

It may be as simple as two health professionals discussing medical problems of a patient and seeking advice over a simple telephone to as complex as transmission of electronic medical records of clinical information, diagnostic tests such as E.C.G., radiological images etc. and carrying out real time interactive medical video conference with the help of IT based hardware and software, video-conference using broadband telecommunication media provided by satellite and terrestrial network.

There are many forms of Telehealth – such as live-interactive videoconferencing, remote monitoring, store-and-forward imaging, and provider education.

Why Telehealth?

Telehealth can help rural providers deliver better health care by connecting rural providers and their patients to services at distant sites and promoting patient-centered health care.

Telehealth has become standard medical practice and is in daily use across dozens of countries. Over 10,000 peer review papers have been published over the past 20 years supporting the clinical effectiveness and cost savings of telemedicine.
It can:
Help eliminate distance barriers and improve access to quality health services or information that otherwise are not available in rural communities.
Play an invaluable role in emergency and critical care situations where moving a patient may be undesirable and/or not feasible.
Facilitate patient and rural practitioners’ access to specialist health services and support.
Provide the public with ways to access health information and advice from health professionals in their homes, schools, community centres or libraries, thereby enabling the public to be more active in the management of their own health.
Lessen the inconvenience and/or cost of patient transfers.
Reduce unnecessary travel time for health professionals and improve the ability to recruit and retain health professionals.
Reduce rural practice isolation by enhancing physician, nurse and allied health professional access to colleagues, specialists and education.

MDCare Telehealth solution
Secure, HIPAA compliant and cloud based comprehensive Telehealth solution

MDCare provides a fully integrated Telehealth solution to connect medical providers and patients worldwide. The system and interaction is highly secure, HIPAA compliant, and is completely confidential, enabling healthcare providers and patients to securely communicate and manage common day medical conditions.

This virtual medical visit seeks to lower the cost of health care, reduce transportation expense, improve access to physicians and specialists, eliminate the need for duplicate lab work and testing, improve the quality of care using advanced technology and knowledgeable well-trained providers, and enhance real-time communication with a medical provider.

What we do?
Provide Infrastructure

    Telehealth workstation
    Medical Equipment
    Video Conferencing equipment
    Other Hardware components

Provide Technology

    MDCare EHR/PHR
    Performance metrics and comprehensive reporting

Facilitate clinical services

    Patient examination
    Care coordination

Telehealth workstation

    Standardized container
    Rapid-deployment
    Easy to transport
    Low cost investment

Medical Equipment:

Incorporates different FDA approved devices in order to transmit additional data into the MDCare core processor. Doctors may therefore remotely listen to breath or heart sounds anywhere in the world when a patient walks into one of these virtual examination rooms or even examine a skin lesion remotely.
Apart from these other equipment would also be provided like.
    ECG
    Spirometer
    Digital thermometer
    Glucometer
    Stethescope

Video Conferencing equipment

Web-based High Definition Video Conferencing making communication and collaboration easier than ever. It enables medical experts to connect from any location in minutes to perform a remote consult.

Other Hardware components

    Router
    Local database server
    Central database and application servers
    Computer (workstation)
    Scanner
    Printer etc.,

Technology
MDCare EHR/PHR

MDCare is a comprehensive Telehealth solution. Telehealth is a widely expanding delivery system for healthcare which utilizes a combination of telecommunications and information technology for the real time sharing of medical information between physicians and patients.
MDCare allows for the secure communication of medical information between physicians and patients anywhere in the world at anytime managing common day medical conditions.
The platform is designed for ease of use and is compliant with all HL7 infrastructures. It contains the following components
    Web- based Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
    Patient Personal Health Record(PHR)

Performance metrics and comprehensive reporting

    Customizable Reports – Helps manage the success of an enterprise’s telehealth program and support regulatory reporting requirements.
    Built in Reports – Useful pre-defined reports, such as registration volume and key protocol metrics, measure telehealth program performance.
    Detailed Consultation Reporting – Satisfies recordkeeping requirements by delivering comprehensive clinical documentation of each telehealth encounter.
    Universal Data Formats – MDCare reports can be exported into common formats that are compatible with most major Electronic Medical Record Systems and ancillary systems.

How it works?

The value of the MDCare Telehealth Solution is in its ability to provide an efficient healthcare delivery model and reduce medical costs while at the same time improving the quality of care.

Services facilitated by MDCare Telehealth solution
Clinical

    Out Patient services
    General laboratory tests
    Emergency care
    Providing essential drugs
    Mother and Child health services
    Immunization
    Prenatal and post natal care,
    Skilled assistance at delivery
    Comprehensive emergency obstetric
    Newborn care

Administrative Functions

Medical Record Maintenance
Appointment scheduling with Referral; Hospital
Stock Maintenance
Employee / Staff attendance and database maintenance
Daily / Weekly / Monthly Reporting
Operational Report generation
MIS Reports

Other operations:

Healthcare awareness Campaign
Health Education and Training
Health scheme implementation

Benefits

Remotely supervise medical imaging procedures occurring in remote locations such as the office next door, the clinic across town, traveling sports teams, high-risk military zones, and more.
Provide better, more efficient and informative remote consultation to emergency rooms and urgent care centers.
Provide effective guidance to remotely located nurse practitioners and technicians in the field.
The intuitive dashboards provide the tools and technology that government entities and communities need to proactively mitigate the threat of an epidemic with real-time disease surveillance.
It also helps policy makers understand the big picture from aggregated health data so they can better shape future healthcare policies.
Early epidemic detection
Preventive healthcare and intervention
Disease surveillance in real time