Todd Dorman, an M.D. and director of the adult critical care
medicine division at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, points out that there
are currently less than 10,000 intensive care teams in the US, but 35,000 to
40,000 are needed for sufficiently staffing in the nation's intensive care
Dorman authored a paper suggesting that telemedicine may provide a
way of stretching the expertise of existing intensivists in the future. He
conducted a telemedicine study using cameras and data transmission equipment
that showed that, with proper monitoring, death rates dropped 68% and
complications dropped 50%.
The lack of medical personnel and the potential cost savings
associated with remote monitoring sends a message to medical equipment designers
that their products will need to be Internet-ready in coming years, according to
Dorman. "Better compression technology is needed so that bigger files can be
transferred quicker without just increasing bandwidth," he says. "Better
transfer protocols are needed so that once 20 to 25% of a given bandwidth is
utilized, there should not be degradation of performance." For more information,
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