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Telemedicine Partnership to Help Children in the Ukraine

June 4, 2014
by Rajiv Leventhal
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Miami Children’s Hospital’s (MCH) global telemedicine program has connected with the Ukraine-based Boris Clinic to enable telemedicine consults to support the care of children in the Ukraine.

Physicians and patients in the Ukraine can connect to MCH subspecialists for an individualized consultation through digital medical devices that allow for examination of patients in real time. The methods of examination can include electrocardiograms, ultrasound, endoscopy, audiology and more.  The consultations allow for multidisciplinary examination from a team of specialists in order to support the patient’s assessment.

MCH Anywhere’s Global Telemedicine Command Center is a 2,400-square-foot facility in the heart of the MCH campus, with two-way voice, data and video technology, and a high-speed broadband wireless network with the capacity to send and receive high-resolution visual images, radiology reports, laboratory tests and other information.  Medical translation services are also provided during the sessions when needed, MCH officials say.

“We are delighted to partner with Boris Clinic to eliminate barriers of time and distance to serve children. Through our shared passion, we are making a difference for families in the Ukraine,” Nancy Humbert, senior vice president of ambulatory services at MCH, said in a statement. “A common purpose unites us with our colleagues in the Ukraine—the desire to help children. For me, there is no higher calling than to strive to create a better world for children, added Dr. Granado-Villar, MCH senior vice president of medical and academic affairs/chief medical officer.

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