On Saturday, January 31st, 2015, Pomerene Emergency Department Director, William Reisinger, DO spoke on the topic of telemedicine at the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians Symposium in Boyne Falls, Michigan.
The objective of the symposium is to provide up-to-date information on issues, topics and new techniques that help Emergency Physicians improve their practice. Courses are presented by experts selected for their outstanding teaching ability and experience in their particular field of expertise.
“I was honored to be asked to speak at this event. It meant a lot to me and Pomerene as well. It told us that the selection committee determined us to be experts in the telemedicine field,” stated Dr. Reisinger. “As many may know, Pomerene Hospital (with Akron General) was one of the first hospitals in Northeast Ohio to develop and implement a TeleStroke program.”
In June 2012, Pomerene Hospital collaborated with Akron General Medical Center to provide telemedicine capabilities, specifically telestroke and neurology services.
With the telestroke and neurology program, physicians from Akron General are immediately able to examine patients at Pomerene, via telecommunications, to help diagnose the patient's emergent conditions such as acute stroke and recommend a plan of care.
Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged via electronic communications for the health and education of the patient or healthcare provider and for the purpose of improving patient care. It includes consultative, diagnostic, and treatment services, and provides cutting edge resources for patients. In many cases, it allows the patient to stay home and recoup from their illness, rather than be transferred to a larger hospital.
Pomerene Hospital is a 55-bed facility serving the residents of Holmes and surrounding counties. Pomerene Hospital is located at 981 Wooster Road in Millersburg.
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