Healthcare Solutions (Telemedicine)
Access to healthcare services is critical to good health, yet residents of rural & remote regions face a variety of access barriers that limit their ability to obtain the care they need.
Technology is helping to push through these barriers. It’s a critical tool to help reach and provide better healthcare for rural areas. Telemedicine is the health sector term coined for video-conferencing and information exchange between healthcare stations. It is emerging as a technology to complement local health services throughout the globe.
SATCOM & Telemedicine
The advantages that satellite communications can bring to telemedicine include instant access to broadband services, particularly in remote areas where telecommunications are inadequate or non-existent, and swift response in disaster situations where speed is vital. Satellites also provide a robust and relatively inexpensive tool, particularly for video links between multiple users. Plus, costs are continually decreasing, and satellites are a tried, tested and extremely reliable means of telecommunication.
By using SATCOM, Diagnostic data, images, and live videos can be transmitted between two locations or to a multi-location conference session. SATCOM also provides the bandwidth to access logistical information and information regarding hospital and medical resources.
» Electronic Medical Records (including patient records, clinical administration systems, digital imaging archiving systems, e-prescribing, e-booking)
» Telemedicine and telecare services; health information networks.
» Decision support tools.
» Internet-based technologies and services.