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Telemedicine robots let doctors ‘beam’ into hospitals to evaluate patients, expanding access

Telemedicine robots let doctors ‘beam’ into hospitals to evaluate patients, expanding access | Hopital 2.0 | Scoop.it

The doctor isn’t in, but he can still see you now.

 

Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to “beam” themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies.

 

A growing number of hospitals in California and other states are using telepresence robots to expand access to medical specialists, especially in rural areas where there’s a shortage of doctors.

 

These mobile video-conferencing machines move on wheels and typically stand about 5 feet, with a large screen that projects a doctor’s face. They feature cameras, microphones and speakers that allow physicians and patients to see and talk to each other.

 

 

“Regardless of where the patient is located, we can be at their bedside in several minutes,” said Dr. Alan Shatzel, medical director of the Mercy Telehealth Network. “Literally, we compress time and space with this technology. No longer does distance affect a person’s ability to access the best care possible.”

 

 original: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/telemedicine-robots-let-doctors-beam-into-hospitals-to-evaluate-patients-expanding-access/2013/11/17/7219dda8-4f96-11e3-9ee6-2580086d8254_story.html#


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Smartphone images measure up to desktop views in neurology study

Smartphone images measure up to desktop views in neurology study | Hopital 2.0 | Scoop.it

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have given a boost to telemedicine proponents with the publication of a new study that highlights smartphones' efficacy and quality in capturing medical images to evaluate stroke patients.  The study, published in the September issue of Stroke is the first to test the effectiveness of smartphone teleradiology applications in a real-world telestroke network, according to Mayo Clinic officials.


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