Deer Lake, Fort Severn, North Spirit Lake, Keewaywin and Poplar Hill now have telehealth workstations completely installed and operating at their clinic or nursing station! Community telehealth coordinators have been hired and trained to operate the workstations and will use cameras, telephones, and the workstations to improve community access to health care.
The workstations will enable each community to communicate with doctors and other health professionals at distant locations such as the Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital, Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre and Thunder Bay hospitals. Telehealth services will also include family videoconferencing with relatives in hospitals, telepsychiatry, patient education programs, and continuing education for local health workers and health professionals.
Telehealth is the first of its kind for the KO region and is a welcomed addition to other services made available under the Smart Communities Demonstration Project which is connecting northern communities to help improve personal and community well-being through the use of ICTs.
For pictures of the equipment being used in:
* Poplar Hill visit http://photos.knet.ca/telehealth-poplar
* Keewaywin visit http://photos.knet.ca/telehealth-keewaywin
* North Spirit Lake visit http://photos.knet.ca/telehealth-north-spirit
* Deer Lake visit http://photos.knet.ca/telehealth-deer-lake