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How is Augmented Reality Reshaping Telemedicine?

May-28-2021

Before getting into the augmented reality and its applications in telemedicine, let’s first discuss what telemedicine is. So, any idea what telemedicine is?

What is Telemedicine?

In simple definition Telemedicine enables patients to communicate and discuss their medical conditions with the doctor through telecommunication technologies without physically visiting them.

  • With telemedicine, you can discuss all your health conditions, symptoms, and any other ailments in real-time using video, online portals, etc. The doctor can then make you understand the treatment plan and give you a prescription. Mainly, there are three types of telemedicine
  • With telemedicine, you can discuss all your health conditions, symptoms, and any other ailments in real-time using video, online portals, etc. The doctor can then make you understand the treatment plan and give you a prescription. Mainly, there are three types of telemedicine
  • Store and Forward This helps healthcare providers to share patient’s medical information like lab reports and other records with other healthcare specialists.

How does Telemedicine Service Work?

Telemedicine isn’t appropriate for critical situations like heart attack, broken bones, etc. Anything which needs immediate medical attention has to be done in person. Telemedicine is more suitable for other health cases like fever, small cuts, cold, insect bites, sore throats, and many more. It is also suitable for follow-ups consultations.

Benefits of Telemedicine

Telemedicine offers a lot of benefits to both patients as well as healthcare providers.

  • Immediate access to specialists
  • Reduced visits to hospitals and healthcare centers
  • Early detection of diseases
  • Better treatment management
  • Improved health outcomes
  • Timely follow-up of patients
  • Access to comprehensive patient data

Augmented Reality (AR) in Telemedicine

Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that superimposes computer-generated images, texts, videos on the real world forming a bridge between the real and virtual worlds. Right from the start of the pandemic, the usage of telemedicine has soared and the integration of AR into telemedicine has made it easier for healthcare professionals to diagnose the problem and recommend an appropriate treatment plan. Despite the benefits AR brings into telemedicine, it also has some challenges.

  • Data Security

    Despite the services and benefits telemedicine offers, people are worried about their medical data being stored, handled, and transferred through the internet.
  • Lack of Technical Skills

    Most patients especially senior citizens find it difficult to use new technologies. This makes it difficult for them to receive care with telemedicine
  • Lack of Integration

    There can be a complication of records if your Electronic Health Records (EHR) doesn’t integrate well with the platform you are using to provide telemedicine services.
  • Lack of Data for Care Continuity

    The lack of platform integration can also affect care continuity. Imagine you were under the care of a specialist but need to choose another care provider for your next e-visit. If the platform is not properly integrated the second physician may not have your previous medical records that are needed to better diagnose your problem.
  • Expensive Technology

    Telemedicine expenses can become a concern to hospitals and physicians as the cost of equipment and services are a bit high.

XRmeet in Telemedicine

XRmeet is an AR powered object detection and remote assistance tool that finds its applications in various industries for training and remote consultation. Let’s check out how XRmeet can bring a change to the above problems.

XRmeet comes with HIPAA and GDPR compliance and also follows VAPT activity guidelines to ensure cyber security. Therefore, the patient need not worry about his/her data as it will be properly handled and stored without the provision for any loopholes.

Our AR based remote support and object detection platform is simple and easy to use and has no learning curve for both patients as well as healthcare providers. The healthcare provider can guide the patient to perform a task with AR tools and helps them to communicate better by simply drawing and annotating on the 3D screen. This helps the patients to better understand their condition and get prescriptions immediately. In addition to this, XRmeet helps to schedule and record meetings, take screenshots or notes for future reference.

Do you know what’s the most important part? XRmeet comes packaged with an EMR solution that can be customized according to the telemed service you provide. We also provide integration assistance throughout. You don’t need to worry about anything! So, even if your patient chooses another physician for his/her next e-visit, the EMR system embedded in XRmeet will have all the necessary data and medical history of the patient to ensure they get continuous uninterrupted care.

Thinking that with all the above features, you will be charged high? No, you are wrong. XRmeet is a proprietary technology therefore, the pricing is totally flexible! How cool is that?

So, thinking of a telemedicine solution? You are just a call away. Send us a mail to support@xrmeet.io or just sign up! It's as simple as that!