New Technology Allows Critically Ill To Stay In Muskoka Hospitals
Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare has introduced virtual critical care that they say will enable more critically-ill patients to stay in Muskoka hospitals for the intensive care they need, close to their family and friends.
Through a nearly $50,000 investment in additional telemedicine technology at both of MAHC’s sites, their care teams will have direct access, when needed, to the expertise of six Intensivists from Barrie’s Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) for clinical support and consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Dr. Khal Salem, Chief of Internal Medicine for MAHC says “Through secure videoconferencing, our Internists in Huntsville and South Muskoka are able to access advice from Intensivists virtually on an emergency basis. When time matters most, quicker advanced critical care can make the difference in saving lives.”