Introduction to the application characteristics of video conferencing in the field of telemedicine
Contact Person : Echo Yang
The application of video conferencing in the medical field
1. Remote visitation
With the recent outbreak of the new coronavirus, the hospital has some special wards. On the one hand, because the patients are seriously ill and have poor resistance, they are vulnerable to external infection. However, this type of patients often needs the companionship and comfort of their families most at the same time. In order to solve this problem, remote visits can be realized through the network video conference system, which can not only protect patients from external infection or cross-infection, but also realize "face-to-face" family communication between patients and their families.
2. Remote surgery teaching
Clinical teaching is an important task of the hospital, which is responsible for the training of reserve medical staff. In the past, the teaching method was usually on-site observation. However, on the one hand, due to the limitations of on-site conditions or surgical equipment, the space for on-site observation is narrow and the number of participants is limited. On the other hand, since the operating room and other places are places with high requirements for cleanliness, in order to reduce cross-infection, external Personnel and non-surgical medical staff can come and go casually, so on-site teaching and exchange activities are greatly restricted. This problem can be solved very well by building a video conference system. External observation and learning personnel located in the observation room and teaching hall of the hospital can log in to the video conference system through the terminal to observe the entire operation process remotely, and even communicate with the operating room personnel through voice intercom. The whole process of the operation can also be recorded and stored through the management platform for later on-demand learning.
3. Telemedicine consultation
Due to the uneven development of China's medical level, tertiary hospitals are basically distributed in large and medium cities, and most of the high-end, sophisticated and cutting-edge medical equipment are also distributed in large cities. Patients, especially those in remote areas, due to the relatively backward local medical conditions, many patients are in urgent need of treatment and waste time, money and energy when running around. Even in big cities, patients hope to go to a better hospital for treatment. This increases the burden of municipal hospitals and leaves grassroots beds vacant, resulting in uneven distribution and waste of medical resources. With the help of the video conference system, an effective telemedicine network can be formed through medical institutions at all levels to realize functions such as remote consultation, operation observation, medical teaching, medical emergency, etc., share excellent medical and medical resources, and effectively solve the difficult problem of seeing a doctor in remote areas.