The telemedicine tourniquet

Robb Pastor, director of hospital nursing at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, demonstrated the Remote Presence RP-7 robot that allows stroke experts at Abbott Northwestern to examine patients at the CRMC emergency room.

[, June 05, 2013] Minneapolis-based Allina Health is digging deeper, mining the stores of data that telehealth enriches. “I think we’re just scratching the surface” of telehealth’s potential, says Susan Heichert, chief information officer for Allina Health and a registered nurse.

Allina uses software called MyChart to let its patients make e-visits with clinicians. In addition to serving patients with minor ailments, MyChart can accommodate follow-up from an in-person appointment or treatment for a chronic condition such as diabetes.

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Posted on June 06, 2013 in Allina Health SystemMinnPostOnlinetechnology

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