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Michigan hospital to deploy JEMS telehealth tech

Iain Morris
August 6, 2014
War Memorial Hospital in Michigan has revealed plans to roll out telehealth technology developed by JEMS Technology across all of its healthcare divisions.

The platform will allow medical professionals to send live streaming video to specialists using iPhones, iPads or Android-based phones and laptops.

Specialists will then be able to review the videos on their smart devices in real time and respond with care instructions.

The hospital says it is deploying the technology in its emergency room, behavioral health center and intensive care unit, and that it will
also be used at the Drummond Island Medical Center – as part of the hospital’s joint operating partnership.

“Connecting physicians and first responders to specialists in real-time will help patients get critical care quickly and reliably,” said David Jahn, the hospital’s chief executive. “This access to expertise further differentiates War Memorial [Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA] for patients seeking the very best in healthcare.”

The hospital says it was able to purchase the necessary equipment thanks to a donation of $190,000 from the R.W. Considine Foundation, a charity that has supported a number of health and educational institutions in the region.

“War Memorial can now offer their patients an expert medical consult, anytime, anywhere regardless of ailment,” said Kevin Lasser, JEMS Technology’s (Orion, MI, USA) chief executive. “War Memorial choosing JEMS is further validation that our technology is the leading global platform for delivering best-in-class virtual health care.”

War Memorial says it expects to fully implement the JEMS Telehealth system later in 2014.
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