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Wesley’s telemedicine system to be used by Chanute hospital

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 9:55 a.m.

Stroke and neurology services will be enhanced at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center through a partnership with Wesley Medical Center.

WesleyCare Telemedicine Network, which will be implemented in Chanute this summer, will allow a neurologist at Wesley to be linked through a television monitor to emergency physicians and other providers at Neosho Memorial, according to a news release from Wesley Medical Center.

The technology allows Neosho Memorial to be instantly connected to a stroke-trained neurologist, according to the release.

“We are excited to be on the cutting edge of technology to provide the best, most up-to-date care to our critically ill patients in Chanute,” Dr. Brian Kueser, a Neosho Memorial emergency department physician, said in a statement. “The WesleyCare Telemedicine Network will allow us to get quick access to specialty consultations, which will further enhance the great care people get in Chanute.”

The telemedicine network uses a computer, monitor, high-resolution camera and microphone to transmit audio and video of a physician consult. Patient medical records also can be accessed.

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