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Futuristic robots allow doctors to examine patients from anywhere

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April 14, 2014
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Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
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A fleet of telemedicine robots to improve efficiency and patient care is being deployed to physicians, who will use them to examine patients remotely. Using a laptop, tablet or smartphone, doctors are now able to interact and perform their jobs in ways not previously possible. They can see, hear, be heard and move around in any remote facility, including being able to visually examine patients without being physically present.

With satellite locations ranging from 20 minutes to more than an hour away, the telemedicine robots allow Rady Children's experts to consult on cases in a more timely and efficient manner.
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Doctors at Rady Children's today introduced new telemedicine robots that put advanced video teleconferencing technology on wheels, allowing physicians to evaluate patients quickly and from anywhere.

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Using a laptop, tablet or smartphone, doctors are now able to interact and perform their jobs in ways not previously possible. They can see, hear, be heard and move around in any remote facility, including being able to visually examine patients without being physically present.

"We've found the majority of patients treated with telemedicine technology have a favorable response," said Dr. Anthony Magit, director of Rady Children's telemedicine program. "Patients realize they are seeing specialists who might not be accessible to them in their own location, so they feel they are getting cutting edge, high-technology care from top experts."

With satellite locations ranging from 20 minutes to more than an hour away, the telemedicine robots allow Rady Children's experts to consult on cases in a more timely and efficient manner. Rady Children's currently has funding to purchase 16 of these advanced robots. Some of the robots are already in use at Rady Children's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) satellite locations.

"In the past when I would get an urgent call about a patient while I was away from the NICU, I would either have to wait until I got to the hospital or I would be on the phone trying to understand what was happening," said Dr. Gail Knight, Clinical Chief of the Division of Neonatology. "Now I can pull off the road and simply call up the robot on my cell phone to see what is going on. It only takes 30 seconds."


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