Tele-Cardiology is practice of cardiology using telecommunications technologies to do remote patient consultations in a live or store & forward manner.Cardiologist can provide consultation service, monitor cardiology ward, catheterization lab, electrophysiology, echocardiography, non-invasive testing, cardiac CT, pediatric cardiology, congenial cardiology and in some instances advise in Ambulatory cardiac care.
The setup for telemedicine requires provider end to have complete setup for Electronic Health records, transfer of medical data, tests, and physical exams,eprescribing and billing modules.The patient end has to have diagnostic equipment, video links in high resolution, electronic health records, and qualified technicians & staff to conduct tests.
There are many administrative issues dealing with practice of tele-cardiology, such as licencesure, malpractice, privacy, data security and quality of care.These issues vary from country to country and in United States only 13 states have telemedicine laws.
For more information on exactly how to setup Electronic Health Records, telemedicine equipment, cardio-diagnostic equipment for seamless electronic data collection, Scanning equipment setup, and other details please fill out the form below with details of how many provider centers and remote centers will be setup and exisitng diagnostic equipment in various locations.It may help to know if there are residents and fellows who are available around the clock.
Tele-Cardiology is a complex process which requires a very technical setup for live consults.Store & Forward setups are less demanding due to lenghty process of data collection.There are companies which will provide turnkey solutions as well as on site medical and technical staff to practice tele-cardiology.The physicians have to analyze data, diagnose, eprescribe, treatment plan and fill out the superbills. The rest is handled by the staff.