Telemedicine is the delivery of health care through the use of health information technologies (HIT or Health IT). In fact, telemedicine is dependent on health IT applications, such as electronic health records, administrative billing applications and store and forward image transfer software. Health IT involves the design, development, implementation and maintenance of an array of information systems used in the healthcare industry. Advancements in health IT systems help to lower medical costs, improve efficiency and provide better patient care and service. There are a wide variety of HIT applications in the health care industry, including:
The central component of health IT is the electronic health record (EHR), which is an individual's complete health record available digitally. The EHR can be shared among multiple clinics, agencies and hospitals, for streamlined patient care. The digital EHR and other Health IT innovations have allowed practitioners across the globe better communicate with each other and care for their patients. GlobalMed offers a variety of telemedicine products, which use the latest health IT, including cameras, peripherals, scopes, software and mobile medical carts. From diagnostic imaging devices, electronic stethoscopes and portable EKG machines to medical software to fully-equipped telemedicine carts, our mission is to create telemedicine equipment solutions that match the unique needs of each client.