Telecardiology: A Solution Whose Time has Come
India faces a big challenge of shortage in trained health care personnel at all levels, especially in the rural areas. There is a shortage of adequately trained specialists, technicians, and nurses for cardiology to cater to noninvasive, invasive diagnosis and disease management and as a result mortality from CVD remains high. Teleteaching and telecardiology are innovative solutions that can help address the issue of specialist shortage for teaching as well as clinical diagnosis and disease management.
Dr Sunita Maheshwari is Senior Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist; Dr Praveen Kumar K is Cardiac Sonographer and Dr Srikrishna Seshadri is Project Manager, Telehealth, Teleradiology Solutions and RXDX, Bangalore – Cardiology Today