Pennsylvania hospital building new tech for its telemedicine program

Windber, Pa.-based Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center is in the process of creating a new telehealth program equipped with monitoring technology, The Tribune-Democrat reported April 15.

The hospital is creating a telehealth program that will collaborate with rural hospitals by bringing technology into patients' homes. Here are five things to know:

  1. In collaboration with Dten, a company that creates devices for video-conferencing, the hospital is creating a computer monitor that can be installed in patients' homes to remind them about their telehealth appointments.

  2. Tom Kurtz, president and CEO of Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center, showed a prototype of the technology to the secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

  3. The technology is currently in development.

  4. The new telemedicine program will also allow collaboration among independent rural hospitals.

  5. The hospital has signed clinical affiliations with Punxsutawney, Pa., and Indiana, Pa., hospitals to jointly recruit hard-to-find specialists who can connect with patients through the telehealth monitor. 

Mr. Kurtz said more information about the new telehealth technology will be unveiled this summer.

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