January 19, 2012

‘Telemedicine’ brings emergency help to rural areas


Patients in rural areas are now finding better access to their doctors. Advanced technology is allowing them to connect from far away even in some emergency situations. Just this week, Gundersen Lutheran began incorporating "telemedicine," or videoconferencing, to help treat patients who need emergency care…Mayo Clinic Health System has used telemedicine in other medical areas such as radiology, behavioral health and psychology…But this technology isn't just helping patients. It's also helping doctors quality-check their work. Dr. Kiernan Minehan at Mayo Clinic Health System, says the new technology allows him to get feedback from other doctors.

News8000 La Crosse, by Pauleen Le, 12/2011

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