2012 Archive

Virtual Doctors Visits Catch On

Courtesy of WTHI

Gina Glaros

Monday, May 7

Virtual doctors visits catch on: wthitv.com

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Megan Fulsom takes her iPad everywhere.

That's because she uses it to track her health symptoms and conditions.

"I've been struggling with chronic illnesses for like 10 years now and before I would have to like get up and go every time something was happening, and now all of my specialists that i have, I have three different specialists. They have like an e-mail option," Fulsom said.

Fulsom is among a growing number of patients relying on the internet to communicate with their doctors to receive inexpensive, round the clock care.


A Clinton, IN hospital's new partnership to provide new telemedicine services

 CLINTON, Ind. (WTHI) - Union Hospital's Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health, along with Dr. Sang Huh and Dr. Ryan Gonzales are proud to announce the expansion of Union Hospital Clinton's (UHC) telemedicine program to include hematology and oncology services. Through a generous grant offered from HRSA's Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT), the Lugar Center was able to partner with UHC and the two physicians to offer consultations for patients with cancer and other blood disorders through a secure, two-video interaction known as telemedicine.


Parke County EMS perfecting Cardiac Care

lugar-logo-indexUnion Hospital’s Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health, a nationally recognized leader in the development of telemedicine services has partnered with Parke County E.M.S. to put a state-of-the-art solution in place for patients suffering from heart attacks. The program is designed to alert care providers that a heart attack is occurring at the first point of patient contact. This will allow patients suffering from certain types of heart attacks to be routed quickly to a facility that can offer time-sensitive treatment.


Rural Patient Care goes High-Tech at Clay City Center for Family Medicine

In an effort to meet the diverse needs of the patients that seek care and treatment at the Clay City Center for Family Medicine (CCCFM) with the chronic health conditions of diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and asthma, an innovative solution utilizing live, video-interactive telemedicine has been developed. After being evaluated and treated by a medical provider, patients can be scheduled to receive a live, video education session with either a certified respiratory educator or certified diabetes educator located at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN. This program allows rural patients with asthma and diabetes to obtain the necessary skills to better manage their condition and overall health without having to travel.


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michelle-smith“Telemedicine has allowed our patients to receive the care they need right here in Sullivan, IN. In our current challenging economic times, the more dollars we are able to retain locally the better off our community will be.”

- Michelle Franklin, CEO
Sullivan County
Community Hospital