Telemedicine: a real option

It’s a well known fact that technology and medicine go hand in hand. In recent times there have been encouraging and interesting developments with regard to devices and technologies associated with telemedicine.

Health professionals have come a long way with reference to these developments over the years, and this has led to an opening up of a host of new opportunities for the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients. In addition to this, it has also improved the quality of life of people with mobility problems –they are able to have a much more comfortable and direct contact with their doctor.

  Preventing sudden death Remote monitoring of some patients with heart problems who carry an automatic defibrillator and who are at risk of sudden death is one of the applications for which eHealth is finding a more favourable development. In these cases, the medical programme is carried out via a telemedicine terminal, which connects to the Internet in order to transmit over the network all the information supplied by the defibrillator, including all the biological variables of the patient that determine the state of their heart in real time and the potential risk of sudden death. This data is sent directly to the Read more