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The Role of Telemedicine/Telehealth Services in Treating Behavioral Disorders

TelemedicineTelemedicine technology is an amazing resource for efficiently connecting doctors and patients, without physical or geographical constraints. With a full range of remote medical tools now available, such as cameras, peripherals, scopes, and mobile medical carts, telemedicine is becoming an increasingly more useful and accessible solution for providing remote care.

One of the most useful telemedicine technologies available is videoconferencing. Through the use of advanced software and high-quality video and audio devices, physicians are able to see and talk to patients anywhere on the planet as if they were in the same room. This has created a surge in the practice of telepsychiatry and telephyscology for the treatment of behavioral disorders.

But the accessibility of this kind of technology at the consumer level has had an unfortunate side effect in some cases: some doctors or patients are electing to use consumer-grade videoconferencing services such as Skype and Tango in healthcare settings. This can be a big mistake.

Initially, these free services may simply seem like convenient, easy-to-use videoconferencing solutions, but when dealing with such potentially sensitive information as patient records and private medical information, consumer services lack the security and accountability necessary for such applications.

Besides not enabling doctors to comply with HIPAA regulations, these services are much more susceptible to hacking and security breaches than professional-grade technologies – creating a significant risk of losing patient data or of viruses or spyware compromising a physician’s or patient’s entire network. Additionally, you often get what you pay for out of a free service, so connections and image quality can be unreliable or of poor quality.

There is no doubt that videoconferencing is an invaluable telemedicine tool with a wide range of potential applications. But free consumer services are simply inadequate for medical settings. In order to ensure proper security for yourself, your patients and their personal information and medical records, choose safe, high-quality, professional videoconferencing solutions. GlobalMed offers a variety of videoconferencing software and other telemedicine products to meet the needs of any practice. Call 800.886.3692 to learn more about our products and services.


yes, videoconferencing is the also tool used for the Telemedicine products. I think this is best fro those who wanna to adopt this. 
Posted @ Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:03 PM by harshita
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