Two Boise psychiatrists (Dr. William Terry & Dr. William Hazel) 'see' pediatric and adult patients on a regular basis at both facilities using the Remote Presence (RP-7) robots or teleconferencing.
A cardiologist from Hearts Clinics Northwest regularly 'sees' patients using the RP-7 robots. He also has regular hours in the Orofino clinic, but when the roads are icy and he can't drive down he uses the robot rather than cancelling his patient appointments.
Highly trained Emergency Room doctors at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise and Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene are available 24/7 to consult on complicated ER cases and help make the decision about transferring the patient vs. keeping him/her local.
Awards for using Telehealth
October 2010: Casey Meza, CEO, received the Idaho Hospital Association, Excellence in Patient Care Award.
January 2011: Casey Meza, CEO, will receive the American Hospital Association Shirley Ann Munroe Award for collaborative regional work and initiation of telehealth services.
May 2011: Casey Meza, CEO, will be honored at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho's Annual Gala "..to recognize the development of quality health care services in Idaho's rural communities…"
October 2011: Dr. Michael Meza and Curtis Fryer, received Idaho Hospital Association, Community Benefit Award for our Telemedicine program.
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Telemedicine A Vital Link to Critical Care - 2011