Narayana Hrudalaya

Topics: Physician, Health care, Health care provider Pages: 2 (347 words) Published: August 22, 2013
Jyothsna Yasarapu (33016)
Mimansa Khanna (33022)
Surbhi Sood (33051)
Ankit Parikh (p28056)

Jyothsna Yasarapu (33016)
Mimansa Khanna (33022)
Surbhi Sood (33051)
Ankit Parikh (p28056)

Case 02:-Narayana Hrudayalaya

Q1) Specialist surgeons such as Dr Devi Shetty are always short of time. Do you think experts like him would be able to spare enough time for providing diagnosis advice to distant patients through ‘telemedicine’ in a sustainable manner for a long time? Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical health care at a distance. It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities. It is also used to save lives in critical care and emergency situations.[1] Since, for heart specialists such as Dr Devi Shetty it would not be possible to look after each and every telemedicine case also because only 5 % of these cases turn out to be serious heart problems. Therefore, without the need of surgeons even general physicians with appropriate training can provide this service through store-and-forward monitoring. Through store-and-forward monitoring the medical data of these patients can be acquired if these patients are not urgent cases and then can be referred to medical specialists at a convenient time for offline assessment. On the other hand, for urgent cases as recognised by the physician a system of remote monitoring can be used which enables medical professionals to monitor a patients conditions through installed ECG machines in hospitals near to the patient’s location. Remote monitoring is especially beneficial for rural patients since it provides them specialized management of their disease from a distance until a surgery is needed at the NH premises. Also, this model can be cross- subsidized by charging other facilities for the telemedicine facilities as done by NH currently such as for...
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