Telemedicine takes the Clinician to the Patient
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications and information technologies to provide clinical health care at a distance. It helps eliminate geographical barriers for disparate MDT"s such as cancer care and it gives remote and rural communities access to medical services that would often not be consistently available. Ultimately it saves lives in critical care and emergency situations.
Telehealth provides consistent, reliable and accurate remote monitoring of a patient"s vital signs through easy-to-use, customisable equipment so they can manage their own conditions at home.
Healthcare organisations across the North West, including eight hospitals in Lancashire and Cumbria, use Video as a Service (VaaS) to improve how they learn, teach and deliver healthcare. VaaS brings patients, doctors, educators and medical facilities closer together. It also allows caregivers, patients, multi-disciplinary medical teams and administrative staff to talk face-to-face in HD video quality from any connected location.
Telecare is an automatic, remote monitoring system. It assists people living alone to manage potential health risks in their own home, including smoke, gas leaks and flooding as well as personal risks such as falls and epilepsy 24 hours a day.
The Cumbria and Lancashire Telestroke Network provides an out-of-hours stroke thrombylosis service for around 2.2 million people in the region, by using video conferencing over a secure fibre-optic network which is proving to save both lives and money.