Telemedicine

The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) supports clinical, educational and administrative telemedicine services for the province of Ontario. The goal is to bring care closer to home, and to reduce the time, cost, and risk of travel for patients, their families and health care providers. OTN also supports health care professional development, allowing health care teams to connect with other organizations for long-distance learning and networking. Operational funding is provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. For more information about OTN, visit

SFMH holds monthly Telemedicine Clinics with consultants specializing in Cardiology, Dermatology, Pediatrics, Mental Health as well as other disciplines.

1000 Patient Consults at St. Francis Memorial Hospital Telemedicine

1000 Patients for OTN at St. Francis Memorial Hospital

September 12, 2007 - SFMH is pleased to announce that 1000 patients consults have been achieved through the OTN.

Quote from Executive Team:

"Congratulations to all the staff at St. Francis Memorial Hospital on achieving this significant milestone," said Kathy Crone, OTN's Vice President, Primary Care. "Barry's Bay has been an important partner since the early days of telemedicine in this region and has built an impressive program. Helping 1000 patients receive care closer to home is a major achievement."

For more information on the program and its history see

www.otn.ca

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