[10/17/16] New TeleNeurology Program To Launch At Lake Chelan Community Hospital

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The Lake Chelan Community Hospital is gearing up to launch a program that will offer neurology services through a webcam with doctors from Swedish Hospital, in Seattle.

The program is in the final phases of preparation and should be in full service in the coming months.

Kris Rainville, Manager of Preoperative Services, and the Emergency Department at Lake Chelan Community Hospital, told KOZI the teleneurology program will be offered locally, thanks in part to the support of the Lake Chelan Community Foundation…

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The new program is exciting, Rainville adds, because currently there is a nationwide shortage of neurologists- especially here in Central Washington…

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Arlene Abbott, Executive Director of the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation, says the …

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Potential for the future would be availability for Telewound Care, Tele psychiatry, and telepediatrics. The scope of using the internet and webcams is unlimited. It is very possible we may see kiosks in a pharmacy area where a person can connect and talk to a doctor regarding symptoms they are having.