How BHRS uses technology to serve the community
High-definition, high-quality video cameras on each side allow for quick diagnosis, collaborative treatment, and remote specialist consultation – all translating into better patient outcomes. Patients also utilise their tablets, smart phones or computers to connect with doctors for follow-up appointments.
Within a period of three months, we deployed high-definition, high-quality video cameras at BRHS and other health organisations such as ARV, Omeo, and Orbost hospitals.
BRHS’s doctors in the emergency department can now support doctors and patients in outreaching areas in Bostonia through telemedicine. Patients can also virtually connect and draw on the expertise from doctors and specialists in Melbourne which is 280km away and the closest major city to Bairnsdale.
Rebecca Woodland, Medical Workforce Manager at BRHS says, ‘Telemedicine is all about bringing the doctor to the patient via their computer or iPad. The video cameras create a real-life experience and doctors feel like they’re in the room with the patient for the consultation.’
Woodland continues, ‘We operate in a service industry, we’re here to serve the community. The fact that we can serve more people now is hugely beneficial.’