Zone Hospital Has Their Telemedicine Equipment connected to K-Net

The Zone Hospital is now set up with the Adcom telemedicine suite in their renovated clinic / examination room and a videoconferencing unit located in their library. This equipment is presently connected to the K-Net Network so meetings and CME can be conducted using either unit. These units are part of the NORTH Network Telehealth Initiative that will provide a connection to the hospitals across Northern Ontario (including Thunder Bay Regional Hospital, the Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital in Red Lake, etc), as well as connections to the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg and Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto (and several other health programs and services) for a complete selection of telemedicine services. Funding for this $17 million project is coming from Health Canada (CHIPP), Industry Canada (FedNor), Northern Ontario Heritage Fund (NOHFC), the Ministry of Health, all the project partners and many other programs and projects across the province. During the installation (January 9, 10 and 11), the Adcom Technician (Gus) worked with Barbara Roche (the Zone Hospital's Telehealth Coordinator), John Moreau (K-Net Helpdesk Coordinator / Technician) and many others to test and troubleshoot the equipment. A number of pictures were taken of the equipment, the locations, the tests, the training and the people involved. These pictures can be found at For more information, contact Barbara Roche at the Zone Hospital (737-3030), John Rowlandson (Keewaytinook Okimakanak's Telehealth Project Manager) or Christine Penner Polle (KO's Telehealth Coordinator) at 800-387-3740.