11 Telemedicine Tools Transforming Healthcare
March 23, 2012 08:00 AM We haven't figured out how to teleport patients into medical offices. But telemedicine technologies link patients and clinicians in ways Ray Bradbury would admire.
Tele-radiology, which allows remote radiologists to view medical images, including X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and diagnostic tests, is one of the most common types of telemedicine activities. Tele-radiology can allow specialists to view images any time of day for hospitals without radiologists onsite around the clock, as well as for consultative work.
Among the products supporting tele-radiology is Viztek's Opal-RAD picture archiving and communication system (PACS), which offers multiple tools that cater to the telemedicine radiology practice. Those tools include Turnaround-Time (TAT), shown here, which gives radiologists easy visibility to monitor time commitments, ensuring reports are read and signed within any contractually agreed time.