Telemedicine Application in Maccabi Health Clinics Using Exclusive, Secure and Advanced Video-Conference Technology
In recent years there have been far-reaching developments in in all areas of technology. This is together with the mounting trend in the use of advanced communication and cellular systems, which concurrently create a growing need for ongoing services from anywhere, anytime. The medical field is no exception. Taking advantage of the video-conference technology and the development of providing computerized medical services enables one to take advantage of the human resources available in the medical infrastructures.
The need to provide an answer for telemedicine solutions also arose in Maccabi Health Services, which comprises millions of clients. This is based on mobile means, and allows clients to enjoy online services for medical advice and basic diagnosis, and receiving an applicable transferal for continued treatment.
This ultramodern solution is comprised of three components that are synchronized with each other online and work with full integration and connection with Maccabi’s database.
1. The video server – a fundamental video conference service from Imagecom and Trueconf that actively manages the video conversations between the client’s cellular application and the doctor’s application.
The patient and the doctor can utilize various apparatus such as: telephone, cellular phone, ipad, and computer. Every user and doctor is automatically registered in the server with every attempt at a conversation between them. The elements of the discussion are recorded in the server and are transferred to Maccabi’s systems.
2. The patient’s application – the Trueconf SDK application is inserted in one’s cellular phone and supports every kind of smartphone and operating system on the client’s part – IOS and android. The application is interfaced with the video server, with the appointment booking system of Maccabi Kids, and with the doctor’s application. It enables one to submit a request for a video/audio/chat conversation with the doctor in accordance with Maccabi’s requirements.
3. The doctor’s application – the Trueconf SDK is combined with Maccabi’s application as a secure program that is discreetly interfaced directly with Maccabi’s servers to retrieve medical data of all its patients and displaying them on the doctor’s screen only. Trueconf SDK interfaces with the video conference server and to the client’s application to get the innovative video programs.
How does it work?
A doctor/Maccabi representative dials the patient via his application, and the patient approves the call via his application, thereby creating a connection between the two applications, so that the midpoint between the two general video services is managed via the video server.
From the moment the interchange begins, the doctor and patient can see each other; the doctor provides an online medical service to the patient or his child with the aid of a few advanced tools that are inserted in Maccabi’s application.
A few words about the project and its active causes:
The structure of the program, its characteristics and application are done by Imagecom, Trueconf and the developmental staff of Maccabi Health Services.
Imagecom is a company that is expert at building highly advanced technological solutions for businesses and service providers by means of a combination of advanced multimedia solutions in general and video conference specifically.
The rewarding collaboration with Trueconf brought us to perfect results and to ultimate, groundbreaking productions. We are planning future developments and a wide range of additional services that will be based on the Telemedicine system. Technological excellence, rich experience, creativity, resourcefulness, and devotion are the key to achieving any fruitful project results, advancing industries, and delivering a comprehensive response to every requirement