Telehealth Video Peer to Peer Consultation

Video Consultation

Coming very soon to a DCP near you ....

Preview functionality available in DCP Beta Version.

Access via DCP functions and click on the video call icon.

Click icon to open

Initiate Call

If your PC has a webcam and mic select PC on the left.

Otherwise you can enter your mobile and a link will be sent via SMS which you can open on your mobile.

On the right, enter/verify the patient mobile and click the send invite button.

Both participants will need to click the start button on the opened web page.

Clicking the button will initiate the local webcam feed and if the other participant is online will connect and initiate the remote feed.

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Technical Overview

Telehealth service is made possible using WebRTC technology which is integrated into modern browsers. Thus, no need to download and install additional softare.

The service uses a coordinating backend to allow coordination between two participants then the participants connect directly to each other sharing video/audio.

Once participants are connected the coordinating server is out of the loop and does not have access to communication between the participants.

Connection is reliable to a degree and so far has tested well once connections are established.

Connection is sometimes prevented by certain technical considerations such as browser version or OS version on mobile platforms and apparently the lunar cycle.

Testing is ongoing.

Interestingly the technology employed by DCP is atypical and eschews traditional STUN/TURN servers and protocols and implements its own signaling.

Supported PC browsers

Chrome Firefox Edge

Supported Phones and Tablets browsers

Safari on iPhone 6S/iPad Air requires iOS/iPadOS 13+.

Chrome on iOS/iPadOS - latest version supports WebRTC calls.

Edge on iOS/iPadOS supports WebRTC calls.

Chrome on Android Phones released after ~2017 (e.g. a Pixel 2, Galaxy S8 or newer)

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