Heartland Health Monitor
2:09 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Specialists In South Dakota Use Telehealth System To Give ER Care In Kansas

Michelle Peak, a registered nurse, and other staff at Phillips County Hospital watch their new video link with Avera eEmergency.
Credit Bryan Thompson / Kansas Public Radio


A new nurse was on duty a few weeks ago in the emergency room at the Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg, Kan., when paramedics arrived with a critically injured patient.

She immediately pushed the red button on some newly installed equipment. Seconds later, a seasoned ER nurse and board-certified doctor sitting at a bank of monitors 380 miles away in Sioux Falls, S.D., were using a high-definition camera and other diagnostic equipment to monitor the patient, give advice and document everything the on-site nurse was doing to save the patient’s life.

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3:09 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Telemedicine Initiative Reaches Out To Kansas Veterans

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The federal government and the University of Kansas are partnering to make it easier for veterans to receive health care.

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Central Standard
1:23 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

Advances In Telemedicine

You’ve heard of telecommuting, telekinesis and televangelism – but what about telemedicine? On Tuesday's Central Standard, a look at developments in a technology that helps doctors treat patients remotely – improving patient care everywhere from urban schools to rural areas.

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10:15 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Telemedicine Gets Boost

Kansas City, MO – Leaders of a new telemedicine initiative are hoping to expand the use of the technology in rural areas where doctors and other specialists are difficult to access.

The virtual Heartland Telehealth Resource Center will help doctors and other providers get started with video-conferencing and other telemedicine technologies.

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