On Thursday, January 3rd, Wright Memorial Hospital will host a live tele-medicine eConsult demonstration at the Tri-County R-VII School in Jamesport.
Gary Jordan, CEO at Wright Memorial Hospital, will open the event and welcome community members. Steve Kropp, director of outreach services for Saint Lukeâ€™s Health System, and Gary Ripple, M.D., Chief medical officer of tele-medicine for Saint Lukeâ€™s Health System, will lead the demonstration.
Using a mobile remote presence device that resembles an IV stand with a monitor attached, the innovative eConsult system allows Saint Lukeâ€™s physicians to speak directly with patients in their roomsâ€”with their families and nurses present to discuss and ask questions. The eConsult system provides a safe and secure network that protects every patientâ€™s rights and privacy. Through its secure, FDA-cleared video interface, eConsult offers a picture so high quality and detailed that the specialist can even zoom in to observe the patientâ€™s pupils, easily read monitors anywhere in the room, and listen to the patientâ€™s heartbeat with a stethoscope. This allows patients to consult with a specialist from Saint Lukeâ€™s Hospital in Kansas City, without ever leaving their local communities.
The live demonstration is open to any resident of Daviess County and will begin at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. Tri-County R-VII School is located at 904 W. Auberry Grove in Jamesport, and the demo will be held in the cafeteria. For more information, call 660-358-5711.