TITLE

On the Spot When Doc Is Not

AUTHOR(S)
Larkin, Howard
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Nov2008, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that advanced robotic telemedicine technology and intensive stroke training program have improved quality of care to stroke patients in Michigan. Deckerville and 33 other hospitals in the state now have access to St. Joseph's stroke neurologists twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, through the Michigan Stroke Network. Hospitals throughout the network get instant access to St. Joseph stroke neurologists via a remote-control robot manufactured by Intouch Health. Similar networks are developing in a number of states.
ACCESSION #
35334402

 

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