Holographic telemedicine consultation to launch in Dubai

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Zarmina Jafar, head of strategy at THB Global
Zarmina Jafar, head of strategy at THB Global

Published: Thu 1 Jul 2021, 5:16 PM

Last updated: Thu 1 Jul 2021, 5:17 PM

Digital Outpatient Care (DOC) introduced the world’s first holographic telemedicine consultation solution at its event this week in Dubai. Doctors from Harley Street, UK, Cedars-Sinai, USA, and Mount Elizabeth Hospitals Singapore, provided real-time consultations, diagnoses, and second medical opinions across the world through this technology.

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Zarmina Jafar, head of strategy at THB Global said, “The value of having doctors present in a consultation room as if sitting across from the patient, gives an enormous sense of trust, sense of relief, validation and comfort. DOC solutions also offer the ability for global leaders in medical care to train individuals or teams face-to-face no matter where in the world they are. “

“This solution makes the best of international medical expertise accessible to the rest of the world,” she added.

The attendees had the opportunity to discover the process of how it works with a live demonstration. During the live demonstration, attendees were able to experience a live endoscopy with a nurse on the ground in Dubai, while the ENT specialist in Singapore was able to guide and diagnose in real-time.

No longer will a patient’s geographic location determine the immediacy, intimacy, and quality of healthcare. Patients can avoid unnecessary travel and experience a consultation or second medical opinion in a place of convenience and comfort. This reduces the risk of exposure to Covid-19 along with reduced travel resulting in a quicker diagnosis.

The quality of healthcare for patients can vastly improve using this technology regardless of their location. This solution works domestically as well as internationally, connecting patients and physicians across multiple geographies and specialities. Specialities that would benefit from DOC solutions include, ENT, ophthalmology, dermatology, psychology and more, using various connected diagnostic tools. Patients can consult with world-renowned doctors from a place of their convenience reducing stress, travel costs, carbon footprint and Covid-19 exposure.

Consultants attend capture studios in various locations such as Harley Street, London to be holographically captured and beamed into the Dubai demonstration. The patient attends a regional clinic near them to be seen. Through connected devices, the consultant will receive 2D images and video in real-time, allowing them to conduct an assessment, make a diagnosis, and provide the client with advice. Data can then be stored, and analytics run, in line with regional regulations.

DOC Global, part of THB Global, is a holographic medical consultation company launching soon in the UAE, with partners in London, Singapore, and Los Angeles.

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