The Biotech & Healthcare IT Blog

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Patients get access to video conferencing

Patients get access to video conferencing: "Some people needing surgery and living in southern Queensland will not have to travel long distances for their pre-admission check up.
Toowoomba is the first place in the state to trial a new video conferencing service, linking patients with their doctors.
Telehealth Service's Anette Scott says the program is best suited to young people without a history of cardiac problems.
She says a nurse is present during the examination.
'We always have at the rural site a nurse accompanying the patient and that's usually to support the patient, help translate any requests to the patient, but also we have the nurse at the rural site to give us heights, weights, blood pressures and any other investigations that we might need carried out at that end,' she said."


Post a Comment

<< Home