Telemedicine can aid in providing medical relief to patients who need it during disasters.
There’s no telling what could happen next under Mother Nature’s radar. To better prepare for the potential of future natural disasters, let’s take a look at how telemedicine can play a role in disaster relief and the steps AMD Global Telemedicine is taking to make this happen.
How can telemedicine assist in disaster relief?
Those affected by a natural disaster can utilize telemedicine to their advantage in a number of ways. Those include:
- Remote portable self-sustaining telemedicine clinics – Allows for basic care on site and enables access to specialist through telemedicine.
- Remote Consults – Patients who have made it to evacuation grounds and need to see a medical specialist can turn to telemedicine solutions for care.
- First responder and ambulatory care – Portable suitcase-style telemedicine systems equipped with medical devices and satellite or wireless connectivity provide first responders with access to clinical specialist and allow for better coordination for evacuation if needed.
- Telemental Health visits – Those who are dealing with stress and trauma after the disaster can speak with a therapist for mental relief.
Without knowing what the future of natural disasters could look like, facilities can prepare in advance by using telemedicine, a beneficial solution for addressing the needs of society during a crisis.
How AMD Telemedicine is preparing for the future
As of Janaury 2018, AMD Global Telemedicine partnered with Jenysis Global to create self-sustaining telemedicine mobile health containers for disaster relief to provide care to patients during natural disasters. Hurricanes, wildfires, tsunamis and other natural disasters provide a unique challenge where moving information rather than people is critical and often the only option. Our creative forces enabled us to develop specialized pods and containers to be used as self-sustaining clinics with telemedicine capabilities for disaster relief. This innovation isn’t just a response to the devastation that recently occurred – it’s also a preparation step for disasters in the future. Being proactive and having a plan ahead of time allows us to help more people receive the quality care they need during these unfortunate events.
Want to learn more about how telemedicine can aid in disaster preparedness? Don’t hesitate to reach out!