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Telehealth Service Delivery Models

The need to improve states’ healthcare systems has increased after dealing with the challenges that the world faced in 2020. While organizing the fight against the spread of the coronavirus infection, a number of countries invoked telemedicine technologies. We will try to characterize and give examples of established and emerging telehealth models.

Store-and-Forward

Asynchronous transmission of medical information, such as digital images and test results. Most commonly used in radiology, pathology, dermatology, and ophthalmology. 

Store-and-forward telemedicine surpasses the need for the medical practitioner to meet in person with a patient. Instead, data such as medical images or biosignals can be sent to the specialist as needed when it has been acquired from the patient. 

Examples of use:

  • Radiology x-rays or MRIs reviewed by the remote physicians
  • Dermatology — digital photos of skin conditions reviewed and treated remotely, if needed
  • Pathology — remote testing 
  • Ophthalmology — remote eye screenings for diabetic retinopathy

Live Video Conferencing

Remote, synchronous services provided via video conferencing. Using the two-way interactive audio-video technology to connect users when a live, face-to-face interaction is necessary.

Such interactive services can provide immediate advice to patients who require medical attention. There are several different mediums utilized for this purpose, including phone, online and home visits. A medical history and consultation about presenting symptoms can be undertaken, followed by assessment similar to those usually conducted in face-to-face appointments.

Examples of use:

  • Remote telestroke consultations for neurologists to assess patient symptoms
  • Retinal scans
  • Live remote pediatric specialist consultations
  • Behavioral health and psychiatric assessment

The IDIS2GO Intelligent Remote Diagnostic System is a portable medical diagnostic system for remotely collecting, transmitting and storing information about the physiological parameters of a patient’s body. Find out more about IDIS2GO telemerty solution.

Remote Patient Monitoring

Real-time transmission of patient vitals or other clinical parameters. Collects medical and other forms of health data from individuals in one location and digitally transmits that information securely to health care providers in a different location for assessment and recommendations. 

Also known as self-monitoring or self-testing, remote monitoring uses a range of technological devices to monitor health and clinical signs of a patient remotely. This is extensively used in the management of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and asthma.

Examples of use:

  • Implantable or patient-controlled remote monitoring devices for heart failure
  • Remote care management of chronic diseases
  • Remote monitoring for long-term and post-acute care
  • Remote monitoring-based care coordination programs

mHealth

Communication and data/image transfer via smartphones. Using devices such as smartphones and portable monitoring sensors that transmit information to the providers, as well as dedicated application software (apps), which are downloaded onto a smartphone.

mHealth provides patients with healthcare right where they are. With the help of telehealth applications, the patient is able to get real-time medical care from anywhere in the world and keep track of vital data.

Examples of use:

  • Physician downloads photos a patient uploaded of his dermatologic condition in order to provide diagnosis and treatment
  • The diabetic patient connects a glucometer to his smartphone to track and transmit data to the clinician.
  • The provider conducts face-to-face or electronic medical consultation through a secure healthcare app.

The complete mHealth solution offered by the SK-Telemed GmbH is Show2Doc — Doctor-to-Patient communication and monitoring platform. Being an open platform, Show2Doc can connect various medical devices. The basic set includes: a personal fetal doppler, portable ECG, infrared thermometer, urine analyzer, digital scales, electronic blood pressure monitor, glucometer, etc. Ask us a demo right now.

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The new VivaDiag™ SARS-CoV-2 Ag Rapid Test

The new VivaDiag™ SARS-CoV-2 Ag Rapid Test is for the rapid, qualitative detection of the nucleocapsid protein antigen from SARS-CoV-2 in human nasal swab,oropharyngeal swab or nasopharyngeal swab specimen. The test is for in vitro diagnostic use only.

Special features:

  • For nasal or throat swab samples
  • CE marked
  • Professional Use Only
  • High Sensitivity
  • Short Turnout Time
  • High Specificity

Test Principle: Colloidal gold
Sample Type: Nasal swab, oropharyngeal swab or nasopharyngeal swab
Sample Volume: 60 μL
Test Time: 15 min

!Warning! NOT FOR AT-HOME TESTING.

VivaDiag™ SARS-CoV-2 Ag Rapid Test has ONLY been designed to act as a supplementary test for suspected cases of negative coronavirus nucleic acid detection or in conjunction with nucleic acid detection in the diagnosis of suspected cases. Results from nucleocapsid protein antigen testing should not be used as the sole basis to diagnose or exclude SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection or to inform infection status.

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Curitiba, August 19, 2020. IDIS2GO – PILOT PROJECT IN BRAZIL

The pilot project for the implementation of the Telehealth medical diagnostic system IDIS2GO of the austrian SK-Telemed company in Brazil was initiated, starting with the municipality of Irati in the state of Paraná.

Irati is home to a huge ukrainian community in Brazil, and was chosen because it is a municipality that contemplates a diversity of small villages, with significant distances from the city, therefore the appropriate place for the use of the modern tools of the IDIS2GO system.

The IDIS2G0 System, which has modern remote medical examination technology, will be of great importance for the brazilian health system, as it brings the patient, through his local examinations, to the medical service that may be distant, usually at the headquarters of the main cities.

SK-Telemed company presented its system at events in the state of Paraná last year, on a trip by the Kharkiv city delegation, headed by Dr. Sergiy Kutsevlyak and Export Director of SK-Telemed Catherine Сhuchilina.

The result of this trip was the approximation of ukrainian companies to the huge brazilian market, thus opening up business opportunities for all participating countries.

It is worth mentioning that the municipality of Irati officially declared, during the visit of the ukrainian delegation, its interest in providing the possible structure for the work of the pilot project in Brazil.

The municipality has more than 60 thousand inhabitants, is located approximately 150 km from the state of Parana and has a large part of its population in the rural area.

The pilot project was made official on August 19, 2020, at the headquarters of the City Hall of Irati, in the presence of the following authorities:

MR. JORGE DERBLI – Mayor of Irati;

DR. JUSSARA A. KUBLINSKI HASSEN – Secretary of Health;

MR. JOÃO ANTONIO DE ALMEIDA JUNIOR – Secretary of Planning;

Doctors and responsible for care at the city and interior stations also participated.

Representatives of SK-TELEMED and IDIS2GO participated in the austrian company side in Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul:

MR. JOÃO GÓES – SRA. VÂNIA LESKOW VIEIRA – MR. SERGIO J. MACIURA – SWPro-Technology.

The Pilot Project will be of 3 months for all the analysis of the system, integration of information and necessary adjustments. There will be 2 complete kits of the system and equipment and will be used for tests in the main medical posts and homes in the most distant locations of the municipality.

#IDIS2GO #IDIS2GOBrasil #SKTelemed #Pilot_project_in_Brazil #Irati #telemedicine #remote_areas #health_of_population #healthcare

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Protect your heart health

Each of us knows that cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the population. How to keep our heart healthy?
Each of us needs to take care of the heart muscle, regularly devote at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Most CVDs can be prevented by addressing behavioral risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, and physical inactivity.
There are various kinds of heart diseases, e.g. Cardiac failure, ischemic heart disease, angina, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias, etc. These heart diseases if not detected early can be quiet fatal to one’s life.
Keep a measurement diary, use the application to monitor basic health indicators.
Know your numbers, act upon abnormal findings and get your levels within acceptable ranges.
Remember to see your doctor immediately if you experience any abnormalities in blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, or chest pain.
Interesting Facts:
– The second hand was specially invented by the English physician D. Flower to begin research on heart rate;
– Studies have shown that people who sleep during the day are 37% less likely to develop CVD than those who do not sleep all day;
– Throughout life, a person’s heart in a calm state contracts up to 3 billion times, per minute – about 72 times, per day – about 100 thousand, and a year – 36 million 500 thousand times and pumps a volume of blood equal to almost 10 tons.
Remember, you have one heart, let’s keep it healthy.
#CVD #heart #health #heartdisease #SK-Telemed #Show2Doc #IDIS2GO

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