Tele Medicine

Telemedicine refers to making medicine available at a distance.


Telemedicine uses telecommunication and information technology to provide high quality medical services.

KVM Super Specialty Hospital ventures into telemedicine to provide medical service without geographical limitations.

At KVM Multi speciality hospital, we have been rendering Primary Remote Diagnostic Visits, a new face in telemedicine. In this, a doctor residing in on location examines a patient at another remote location virtually, with the help of adequate equipment.

Teleradiology is another area where KVM Hospital rendering telemedicine services. Radiographic imagery such as X-ray images are send to the medical service centre by a transmission network in scanned format. These images are used for diagnosis. A telemedicine vehicle with state of the art technology for transmission by means of fibre optic network or microwave connectivity.

Telemedicine holds big promises in solving major health care delivery problems.


Types of Telemedicine

Real time (Synchronous) type and Store & Forward (Asynchronous) are the two types of telemedicine services.

Real time telemedicine could be as simple as a telephone call or as complex as a robotic surgery. It requires the presence of both the parties at the same time and a communication link between them which allows a real time interaction. Video conferencing is a popular method used. Psychiatry, internal medicine and cardiology demands synchronous type telemedicine.

Store &Forward or asynchronous type of telemedicine involves acquiring medical data, such as  images and  bio-signals as first step. These data are then transmitted to a medical specialist for assessment off line at a convenient time. Dermatology, Pathology and Radiology are common specialties in this type.