Photo: REACHing for new technology

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dr. Ken Brown, Medical Director for the emergency room at Bartlett Regional Hospital, Justine Muench, on bed, Staff Development Coordinator, and Nurse Maria Polyviou demonstrate Tuesday the new Remote Evaluation of Acute ischemic Stroke (REACH) technology that allows stroke physicians to remotely diagnose, evaluate and recommend treatment for stroke patients via a webcam, laptop and Internet connection. The new service is a partnership with Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. The telemedicine technology was developed by REACH Call Inc. of Augusta, Ga. and more than 80 hospitals across the country are using the service that offers access to a neurologist.

Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire

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