Deggendorf, Deutschland (PressExposure) February 15, 2012 -- Today telemedicine is available for hospitals, no matter whether they are large, small, in industrialised or in developing countries. CampusMedicus, the web-based telemedicine platform is available wherever a computer with internet connection is available. No extra software or expensive hardware is necessary. Even no broadband internet service is necessary. Doctors use the platform in areas where no LAN connection is available. This is the case in the desert of Gobi in Mongolia where telemedicine is used with an internet stick and a laptop. With this low bandwidth technology and CampusMedicus live teaching lectures are held between Switzerland, Germany and Mongolia. In hospitals connections can easily be made from one doctor to another or even many other doctors, no matter where the doctors are.
Telemedicine makes a lot of sense for countries where there is a shortage of expert doctors. We call it the "island situation". An island situation may be in Africa, where hardly pathologists or expert surgeons are available. It may be on the Salomon islands with long distances to the next hospital. But it may also make sense in some rural areas in Europe or the USA where expert stroke specialistsor pain doctorsare rare. Primary doctors can contact the expert doctors on CampusMedicus and they can give a first or second opinion within a short time. Doctors using CampusMedicus appreciate the store-and-forward capabilities as well as live video presentations for tumor conferences and live teaching within the same platform. Plus it is easy to use. It allows doctors to communicate with other doctors or with their patients. Another benefit is the price of using the platform. The priceis freefor access to the Open Community and it isaffordable for private communities.
Not only patients do not have to undertake time consuming travel, but also save the clinic's doctors from having to travel as often to see patients at a remote hospital. Telemedicine is a win-win situation for hospitals, doctors and patients. It saves money and time.
NGOs like the WHO, the UNFPA, the MCA, the Lux Dev, the SST and MoHs from different countries are using CampusMedicus for years now.