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Abington Hospital Brings Telehealth Technology to the OR

05/22/18

Telehealth

Abington – Jefferson Health is now using telehealth technology to virtually connect surgeons in the operating room with remotely located colleagues and patients’ families in real time.

Abington is the first in the region—and one of only a few hospitals in the country—to implement live video conferencing in the OR. This instant audio-visual connectivity is playing a key role in the delivery of care to heart surgery patients. It allows surgeons to connect and consult with other surgeons across Jefferson Health during surgery, and to communicate with patients’ family members soon after an operation is over.

“Bringing this technology to the OR is in line with two of Jefferson Health’s core values: putting people first and thinking differently,” says cardiothoracic surgeon Mauricio Garrido, MD.