An internet based learning tool in orthopaedic surgery: preliminary experiences and results.
The TELTRA Televisite is a remote patient monitoring system, allowing the patient to remain at home and deliver monitoring data, images, speech and video recordings to the doctor. From this point, all the above mentioned sources of information will be referred to as data. As a medium for the information transfer, the Televisite uses ISDN or multi-channel HSCSD telephone. The system software architecture consists of the design of graphics patient interface, gathering and processing of data, transmittal of data and most importantly, providing highest security at all stages of the data, between patient and database server. The system also provides facility for emergency telephony between the patient and the physician. The technology employed in the Televiste is based on store and forward, where data is first collected and sent to the doctor at the end of a teleround session.