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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Telemedicine helps track patient's progress

Telemedicine helps track patient's progress: " Sitting at a small desk in his McClellandtown home, Bill Morganosky monitors his own blood pressure, heart rate and blood oxygen level every morning with a state-of-the-art telemedicine device.

As Bill, who suffered from a brain aneurysm almost a decade ago, checks his own vital signs, the device immediately transmits the critical medical data over telephone lines in his home to Albert Gallatin Home Care & Hospice's Masontown office.


Registered nurses sit at computer terminals in the Masontown office, as they access Bill's vital signs and other patients' medical information.

The telemedicine device asks Bill a series of medical questions, which are geared for his particular health problems. Bill can easily answer the questions by simply pressing 'yes' and 'no' buttons.

Bill also stands on a small scale that accurately weighs him and sends the information to nurses in the Albert Gallatin office."


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