Clinical telemedicine uses video conferencing, specialty cameras and diagnostic tools such as electronic stethoscopes to connect experts from UK HealthCare to patients in rural health care sites across the state of Kentucky.
UK doctors evaluate new and follow-up patients in a variety of specialties and then send recommendations to the local primary care provider. A specially trained nurse attends the "video visit" with the patient and acts as the physician’s "hands" while using special cameras that allow the doctor to visualize and examine the patient as he or she would in their regular clinics.
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