Examining a patient over Internet


Basic health services provided by the system is a necessity and an efficient unit that provides easily accessible, available and affordable health service truly determine the functional capacity of the nation as a whole. In these times of technological advancement and a drastic leap towards the understanding of the human physiology and a better grasp at the various pathologies have enabled us to minimise the morbidity and mortality of the diseases which previously had been responsible for many deaths. As time passes, our understanding grows, and we strive to make the health care as efficient as possible. A paramount factor in the efficiency of a health care system has always been established as “Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment”.

To achieve this objective, medical professionals have devised many ways to shorten the time to reach a diagnosis. Such includes many screening tests with a specificity for particular diseases which enables us to start working on minimising its morbidity and potentially saving the life of a patient. Many a time there comes a situation where this real objective could have been reached if the patient had consulted with their physicians sooner. Moreover, due to certain limitations faced by the patients, they are unable to get us in time. In this age of mass communication and globalisation of the world, it is best to utilise the various means of communications so that our patients can receive the necessary care they have a right to.

A more appealing method of providing on the spot health care is by utilising the internet. By setting up a separate server for this very purpose, a portal can be created where a patient can easily register themselves right from their homes. The portal would harbour a team of qualified medical professionals and specialists to cover the vast areas of the field of medicine. The registered patient can then fill out a basic form that would state their identification, the presenting complaints and any other comorbidities. The patient would then be able to select an online consultation with the doctor or a specialist of their choice and our medical specialists will take it from there and work out on diagnosing your ailment at the spot. Proper implementation of this concept would mean a saving of much time for the patients and allow for early diagnosing so that specific treatment can be started before the ailment does any lasting damage to the health of the patient.

With a quick sign up to the servers and selecting a subscription, everyone would have direct access to the medical professionals across the world. A multitude of medical minds working together over a single network would mean that no illness would go unnoticed or misdiagnosed, providing humanity with the best in medical services. Once the necessary data and a differential diagnosis is reached, the patient can then be appropriately guided to the best course of action and redirect them to their nearest medical facility with records for any further testing and prescriptions.

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