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Sunday, 4 September 2011

With the growth in technology, it's now time for the rural people to come out of the regular health issues and challenge to face it using the latest technologies. One of the best ways to improve the quality of healthcare is to improve the real-time interactive communication in healthcare environments. And this can be easily handled by using Video Conferencing.

As we know, the most challenging task now-a-days is facing healthcare problems, and this is due to a serious shortage of doctors and nurses in rural areas. When there is a situation having only one doctor for 30,000 people, Video Conferencing can best solve this problem. And as many youngsters prefer to migrate abroad because of better opportunities and facilities provided there, It's reflecting in an overall shortage of doctors in India which is becoming a problem in rural areas. Shortage of doctors in villages is not the only issue, but sometimes the doctors who are posted in villages fail to perform up to the standards due to problems like absence among the staff, lack of required resources for treatment (beds, medicine etc.), cases of one doctor for every medical ailment and so on.

Helping over in Research & Training, Video Conferencing can help medical experts and scientists to collaborate on their research without leaving their laboratories. The results of the research can be made available by demonstrating their techniques and methods of medication to the rural people by using Video Conferencing. This technology provides medical education for rural people, that helps in preventing many dreadful diseases.

Video Conferencing enables the patient to see a specialist during a remote consultation plus the related patient records such as x-rays, ECG scan recording , and browser based applications like EMR/ E_HR/PACS & lab records can be shared in real time . This is especially important for patients living in rural areas, or who are too ill to travel great distances to visit a specialist or clinic. The specialist can easily control the distant patient side PAN Tilt Zoom camera, for accurate examination. Not limiting to one single doctor, multiple doctors can consult the patients from multiple locations.

For rural areas, web conferencing can be used to monitor the patients from any remote location without the need of any appointments. For locations with limited access to specialized doctors, campuses can connect to share resources in order to offer healthcare programs to all patients across distant locations and even remote villages. Physicians from large teaching hospitals or medical centers can connect with their remote patients, using video conferencing equipment. Audio, video, and data are shared between a patient and physician for the purpose of rendering a diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan.

Healthcare Video Conferencing Solutions provide improved communications and collaboration for better decision-making, efficiency, cost-savings and productivity. These telemedicine solution offers the public Internet and existing networks at medical facilities to enable secure, remote doctor-patient and doctor-doctor interactions that are as close as possible to face-to-face meetings. Healthcare providers can connect Video conferencing anywhere for an examination, operation, or consultation needs to take place, from within medical facilities and at patient homes, clinics, other hospitals or physician home offices.


  1. Video conferencing software can be an optimal solution for the rural areas where there is no availability of a medical service or a hospital. Adopting a video conferencing solution for a village can act as a doctor.Healthcare Video Conferencing is one of the best way of improve the health care environments.

  2. Well said about the video conferencing for healthcare which is very useful to the people in rural areas who doesn't have the hospital facility. For more details visit us at :


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