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Video Conferencing Connects Doctors With Families During Heart Surgery


From long-distance family reunions to business deals, video conferencing is used widely in all walks of life.

Now, it’s increasingly becoming a part of the continuum of care at Abington – Jefferson Health, where heart surgeons are using it communicate with patients’ families during procedures. Sometimes lasting for up to six hours, these procedures can leave loved ones feeling like they’re in limbo, as they wait for caregivers to announce a prognosis.

However, with telemedicine technology, surgeons can keep them updated from the OR, providing confidence and peace of mind that makes a world of difference.