Greenville Regional Hospital has begun using a Telemedicine Robot to help in stroke treatment and identification at the hospital. The robot will help specialists diagnose patients and establish the best possible treatments. The hospital held a demonstration of the new technology with Dr. Gurpreet Mander talking through the robot from Springfield.
The robot is equipped with a high definition camera, high grade audio connections, and can move 360 degrees to allow the doctor to see anything in the room.
Dr. Mander said telemedicine has allowed patients to stay in their local hospital. It’s cut down on unnecessary transfers to other hospitals, which cuts down on costs to patients and hospitals and at the same time raises the bar on care since patients can be seen by a specialist much quicker which saves times in the treatments of strokes.