Telemedicine in Rural Hospital - Kathy Wilder

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  • 1. MEDICAL CENTER BARBOUR Telemedicine Program
  • 2. The Beginning  Southeast Alabama Medical Center’s Foundation provided MCB with the hardware for telemedicine.  Stroke Center  Access to timely Neuro Consult  Emergency Care
  • 3. Process  Equipment  Ensuring connectivity  Education of physicians  Education of staff (presenting patients)  Availability of physicians  Protocols  CT availability
  • 4. Success  Physician acceptance  Nursing education and competency  Ease of transfers  Patient outcomes All have survived and been transferred Not all patients qualify
  • 5. Geri-Psych  Telemedicine is used three days a week  Remote access to psychiatrists in Montgomery  Quiet space  Nurses (RN) present patients  Differences in providers  Differences in patients.
  • 6. Plans for the Future  Rural Clinics  Education for Diabetics  Specialists consulting  Inpatient wound care  Consults to the ED if indicated
  • 7. Questions  Medical Center Barbour  Eufaula, AL  Kathy Wilder, CCO/CNO  334-688-7280