More complex telemedicine solutions, especially those used by larger health systems, usually require a telemedicine cart. This piece of telemedicine equipment gives providers a mobile frame and storage system to carry cameras, computers monitors, keyboards, computers, and mobile medical devices. The carts sometimes look similar to standing work desks, with computer monitors attached at the top and wheels at the bottom for easy moving. Physicians can wheel these carts from room to room as they meet with patients and need to either record and transmit a patient’s medical data, or include a consulting physician from another location in the patient visit.
Usually, these carts are used at hospitals or other large healthcare systems. In some cases, however, a patient might have a telemedicine station setup in their own home for easy access.