Will artificial intelligence change the face of telemedicine?
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Hospitals in Malopolska and Silesia are testing a remote stethoscope. The solution was provided to them by Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen Wzajemnych Polski Zakład Ubezpieczen Wzajemnych (TUW PZUW).
Remote stethoscope – examination on distance
The principle of remote stethoscopes is based on artificial intelligence. The solution enables remote examination of lungs and heart. The examination is carried out by the patient applying the device at indicated points on the body. The doctor then remotely sees the reading of the examination via an online platform. Importantly, the doctor has access to the examination results online, anywhere and anytime.
As part of the pilotage, TUW PZUW transferred wireless stethoscopes to the Provincial Hospital in Tychy in Silesia and to the Pulmonology Ward of the Edward Szczeklik Specialist Hospital in Tarnow, Malopolska.
COVID-19 and the development of telemedicine
Remote access to medical services is becoming an integral part of healthcare in the face of the growing number of COVID-19 cases. As a result, more and more innovative solutions are being brought to market. Their aim is to support doctors in their daily work, including making an accurate diagnosis as part of telemedical consultations.
Telemedicine services, which often effectively reduce the need for an inpatient medical visit, are one of the few services on the market which have gained in importance as a result of changes in the external conditions and the development of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic. The expected increase in importance of such services in subsequent years also may permanently change the structure of this market.