While the concept of the store-and-forward is pretty much the same across various medical specialties, the actual processes involved and files shared might change depending on the ailment, and the type of physicians and specialists doing the collaborating. For example:
Primary Care : A primary care physician reviews stored clinical patient data, make a diagnosis, and implements a treatment plan such as direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical program oversight.
Teleradiology : A radiology specialist is provided X-rays that were taken at a remote location or after hours, then reviews them before forwarding them back to the referring physician and/or consulting with the patient.
Teledermatology : A dermatologist receives digital images of a patient’s skin condition and patient data for viewing, diagnosing, and treatment.
Endocrinology : Much of the treatment is based on the data collected from remote patient monitoring (RPMs), so telemedicine endocrinologists rely on the store-and-forward technology to constantly monitor and modify treatment plans (adjustments to medication, hormones, etc.) based on the data collected from the patient.
The above are just a few examples of how specific medical specialists already rely on the store-and-forward applications to handle a mixture of everyday scenarios at their practices. However, the benefits of the store-and-forward go much further beyond just these applications.