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The doctor is on

Article Date: Mar 25, 2014

Physicians use technology to bring patients to them

Telehealth is a broad term used to describe the delivery of health-related services via telecommunications technologies. One example is Alegent Creighton Health’s eICU, where advanced computer technology, trained physicians and critical care nurses accurately monitor ICU patients from an off-site location. Below is an article that highlights how Michael Barsoom, M.D., consults with doctors and patients more than 100 miles away as well as some of the work being done with this technology.


There is nothing futuristic about telehealth, the use of technology to connect patients to doctors without an office visit.

Telehealth is flourishing and growing rapidly in Nebraska, Iowa and nationwide. It uses long-standing technology such as videoconferencing and telephones as well as emerging devices that enable patients to track and deliver their own heart rates and blood sugar levels.

To read more, go to Omaha.com.


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