/Telemedicine: Brought to You by Wireless Connectivity

Telemedicine: Brought to You by Wireless Connectivity

Access to virtual appointments is just a click away with a strong network.

Modern healthcare is more mobile than ever before. From biotelemetry to remote medicine, the healthcare industry has been transformed by wireless technologies that make use of cellular data networks to provide critical information and timely alerts to medical professionals.

Telemedicine, the ability to conduct a virtual doctor visit via phone or videoconference, empowers patients and physicians to consult with each other without needing to be located in the same area. WIN supporter Telmedx developed a platform designed to expand visual reach to help manage healthcare remotely.

As simple as making a phone call, the Telmedex app connects to a web browser and multiple doctors in different location can view the same video and take their own still photos for closer analysis.  Home health virtual visits, wound care, rural health, dermatology, skilled nursing facility care, emergency triage, specialist consults and many other clinical scenarios can be easily managed with live high-resolution video and photos.

With a strong wireless network, this growing practice allows physicians to better serve patients in remote areas and allows patients and doctors to deal with common issues quickly, freeing up office visits to focus on more serious concerns.

Low-income households can also benefit from access to virtual appointments, as these are far more likely to depend on cellular data connections.

Dozens of recent healthcare innovations, such as remote glucometers and cardiac monitors, rely on wireless infrastructure as critical components of their operation. These innovations empower clinicians to be more productive while providing researchers with more insights than ever before. Insights turn into breakthroughs, and breakthroughs combined with increased productivity means more lives saved.

Mobile health apps are also giving us more control over our personal health than ever before. The ability to track calories, physical activity, and other information is making us more accountable to our own health. In fact, 93 percent of physicians believe that mobile health apps can improve a patient’s health.

In a hospital setting, a strong wireless network is vital as its literally the difference between life and death. Every patient room, stairway, hallway, nurses’ station and everything in between needs a reliable connection. Minutes to second of time are lost when doctors and nurses must run up and down the stairs because there’s no service.

As hospitals grow and expand their square footage, their wireless networks should also expand at the same rate.

Our networks need to be stronger than ever to support the continued explosive growth of wireless technologies in the healthcare industry.