Telemedicine is a powerful tool that enables patients to consult health-care professionals through two-way videoconferencing. Its purpose is to bring more patients the care they need, where and when they need it.
In 2011, in an effort to improve access to health services, 15 nurses were hired across the Champlain region to assist and support patients and health consultants to use this technology. South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre is an agency for patients and consultants to access OTN services with nursing support. We are also the coordinating agency for Ottawa CHC’s to support the development of OTN programs and services.
Four clinical areas of priority have been chosen: addictions and mental health; complex health conditions; diabetes; and pre- and post-surgery assessments. The program, overseen by the Regional Telemedicine Coordinating Committee, with the Champlain LHIN also aims to lower wait times and improve access to specialist appointments, as well as reduce barriers for patients.
For more information contact: Dominique Masse at 613-737-5115 ext. 2416 or Raissa Bula Mangondo at 613-737-5115 ext. 2353
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