New TeleMedicine Services
The KSYOS TeleMedical Centre is constantly developing new applications. A dynamic market requires adaptation and innovation. We strive for complete, future-oriented and ‘mature’ TeleMedicine services that satisfy your healthcare needs.
Research pilots for the following TeleMedicine services are currently under way:
KSYOS TeleWound Monitoring enables dermatologists and dermatological nurses to remotely monitor the bandaging of a patient’s leg ulcers (venous ulcers) in cooperation with home care. TeleWound Monitoring also makes it possible for home carers to directly consult the dermatologist for (preventive) advice.
Care in the Netherlands is divided into primary care (general practitioner, physiotherapist), secondary care (specialists in regional hospitals) and tertiary care (specialists in academic and tertiary centres). Secondary teledermatology (from the general practitioner to a dermatologist in secondary care) is already frequently used. With tertiary teledermatology, a dermatologist in secondary care (and in the future perhaps also a general practitioner) can request advice from a super-specialist in tertiary care via a telephone consultation.
As general practitioner you can make use of TelePlastic Surgery in the case of tumours in the head/neck area, congenital deviations such as congenital melanocytic nevi, haemangioma or other vascular tumours in children or infants. This is also possible if there are questions about preauricular tags, extra toes or fingers, cup ears, etc. Consultation is often easier and more patient-friendly than an extra visit to the hospital.
The use of TeleConsultation allows ultrasounds taken at the GP surgery, the medical history and additional information to be securely sent between general practitioner and medical specialist (e.g. radiologist, urologist or gynaecologist). The aim of the TeleConsult is to prevent (unnecessary) physical referrals to secondary care or to get specialist advice and a quick diagnosis. TeleSonography is currently being researched on a small scale and promises to become an interesting new TeleConsultation service.
TeleENT enables general practitioners to request advice online from the ENT specialist, for example about a nasendoscopy or otoscopy. The aim of the TeleConsult is to prevent (unnecessary) physical referrals to secondary care or to get specialist advice. Consultation is often easier and more patient-friendly than an extra visit to the hospital.
TeleNephrology facilitates web-based consultation between general practitioner and nephrologist and can be used for chronic kidney patients. The aim of the TeleConsult is to prevent (unnecessary) physical referrals to secondary care or to get specialist advice. Relevant data are retrieved from the GP Information System and transmitted via the KSYOS TeleConsultation System. Based on the patient’s prior history, medication, laboratory results and blood pressure history the nephrologist can give treatment advice.
In addition to the TeleMedicine services mentioned above, pilots are also possible in, for instance:
- TeleClinical Chemistry