When you think of telemedicine, what comes to mind—a doctor performing a video consult on a computer screen, perhaps? That’s certainly part of telemedicine, but thanks to mobile technology and software with low bandwidth requirements, physicians can now connect with their clinics and patients from nearly anywhere.
Called mHealth, this strategy refers to the integration of mobile smartphones and tablets in medical care. For instance, using the swyMed live video medicine app, an on-call provider can visually inspect and speak directly with the patient before diagnosing the problem and recommending treatment. This reduces or eliminates the need for the physician to head into the office, saving time for everyone involved.
Recently, one physician at Astia Health found himself on-call and asked to diagnose a patient—from 25 miles away. Instead of canceling his evening plans and heading to the office, he used the swyMed app on his tablet to see the patient with HD clarity. After just minutes, he wrapped up the consult and continued on his way. This is just one example of how telemedicine, and especially swyMed, can help healthcare providers reclaim their lives outside of the office while preserving the responsiveness and quality of care given.
To read more about this doctor’s experience, visit Astia Health.
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