How Cloud Computing is Improving Healthcare in Remote Populations

It’s no secret that technology plays a huge role in the healthcare industry. In fact, it’s helped with diagnosing and treating illnesses and diseases.

One area that doesn’t get as much attention as it deserves in the medical industry is just how much good cloud computing has brought about for the poorer or more remote communities. With cloud technology, healthcare providers have been able to bring essential medical care to some of the world’s most remote populations.

Remote ‘cloud-caring’

In India for example, where a vast majority of the population live in remote and rural areas, it’s safe to say that healthcare access isn’t something easily accessible to these communities. Times, however, are changing as industry professionals work hard to create cloud-based equipment to store and share diagnostic information, making diagnosis and telemedicine antidotes possible. Essentially, this means that healthcare technicians, almost 8 000 of them to date, are able to work as proctors to serve those suffering in the villages more effectively. Of course, the true value of such systems must and should also be realised for Africa.

This medical program is based on the concept of data sharing. By sharing data instantly in the cloud, nurses, technicians and health care professionals have access to a reliable diagnostic system that makes it possible to provide medical treatment and advice in remote areas.

Taking a look at ReMeDi – a cloud based healthcare program

In many instances, it’s impossible for doctors and healthcare professionals to make themselves immediately and physically available to patients in outlying areas. This particular cloud based system is designed to bridge the gap between these patients and doctors.

How? The cloud based program provides a video and audio system that allows patients and doctors to consult in real time and virtually, enabling the healthcare proctor to input the patient’s vitals which are then shared with the offsite physician. In this way, the Doctor can prescribe both a treatment plan and the necessary medicines.

Cloud based healthcare saves hours of travel at great expense, and can save lives too, and industry professionals are seeing this breakthrough in cloud computing based medical programs and systems, as an innovative solution to a burgeoning problem.

We think that this is just the tip of the iceberg for all of the benefits that cloud computing will bring to not only the medical industry, but every facet of our lives. If you want to learn more about the benefits of cloud computing chat to us at RMD Technology – we would love to assist.

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