Telehealth services (SMC E-Clinics)

A PROMISE OF HEALTHCARE FOR ALL

Telemedicine makes it possible to connect health specialists from one end of theworld, to patients in the remotest corners – anywhere and anytime.  SMC has Telemedicine Facility ( Video Consultation )
to provide expert health services to our patients.

We are SMC wish to contribute to society in our small way by establishing Tele health centers under SMC E-CLINIC brand.

Healthcare is key to any country’s basic public policy. And deployment in a big and complex country like India would mean keeping in mind the socio-economic disparities; problems with reach of healthcare services; quality and cost of care; and the bio-medical understanding of illnesses and their cure.

India is an ideal setting for telemedicine with 75% of the qualified medical professionals working in urban areas who have to be connected to the masses,and geography, time, and cost of travel and expenses around medical treatment making good medical care difficult to access. The basic objective behind telemedicine is to serve rural populations. Also, looking at the significant growth in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the recent years,with the internet completely changing the clinical care scenario, the potential for telemedicine is infinite. IT interventions and consultations are being introduced rapidly and on a large scale across healthcare.

WHAT IS TELEMEDICINE?

Telemedicine simply means the use of communications and information technology for the delivery of clinical care.

It can be as simple as two healthcare experts discussing a patient over the phone or as complex as using satellite technology and facilities such as videoconferencing for real-time consultation between a doctor and a patient sitting in a remote corner of the world.

What the home health staff should do:

  • Telemedicine is a great option for patients who find it difficult to travel to clinics or hospitals to consult with a doctor.

  • The costs associated with physical visits to hospitals or doctor’s offices can substantially reduce for both patient and doctor, by using telemedicine technologies like videoconferencing.

  • Telemedicine also reduces isolation that clinicians can experience in small medical facilities in distant location.

  • Telemedicine allows local practitioners to consult with their peers and with clinical experts when needed.

  • Telemedicine further allows them to participate in grand rounds and education opportunities they would notnormally have access to without travel and time away from their patients.

  • Telemedicine is also proving to be the ideal way to manage chronic conditions and administer preventive medicine.

  • By facilitating communication between doctors and patients, telemedicine makes it easy to monitor discharged patients and track patient recovery

  • Research shows that the use of telemedicine technologies results in fewer hospital re-admissions, more faithful following of prescribed courses of treatment, and faster recovery than that of patients not receiving remote treatment and consultation.

  • With the help of telemedicine hospitals can create networks to help each other. They can share their expertise outside their own set-ups to advise their colleagues on the treatment of their patients.

  • Telemedicine provides more efficient use of limited expert resources who can “see” patients in multiple locations wherever they are needed without leaving their facility.

  • In developed and developing countries telemedicine offers a reduced cost solution to delivering remote care when and where it is needed without the building and staffing added facilities.

  • Telemedicine has become standard medical practice and is in daily use across dozens of countries. Over 10,000 peer review papers have been published over the past 20 years supporting the clinical effectiveness and cost savings of telemedicine.

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