News | January 06, 2008

AMD Telemedicine Supplies Equipment and Training for Bahamian Telemedicine Pilot Project

January 7, 2008 - AMD Telemedicine today said it provided telemedical equipment and training to local physicians for the inception of the Telemedicine Pilot Project of the Bahamas.

The project, which is funded by the Bahamian Ministry of Health and Social Development, links the Accident and Emergency Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau with the Marsh Harbor Primary Care Clinic on Abaco, a member of the Family Islands.

“The Telemedicine Project will allow us to extend the same medical care to the remote islands that the persons in Nassau receive,” said Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, minister of health and social development. “What this means is that those patients who are in the Family Islands, be it Abaco or other islands, will be able to be examined by our emergency room team here in New Providence in real time and assessed properly before a determination is made as to whether any further treatment is necessary.”

Dr. Minnis went on to explain that the project is part of his government’s futuristic thinking in the area of healthcare and will be expanded to include Intensive Care Unit (ICU) management and treatment.

AMD Telemedicine has been installed at more than 5,000 sites in 68 countries.

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