Title

"Focus: Health Care" piece on Lubec-based Maine Telemedicine Services (MTS), a p

Authors

Jennifer Hazard

Source

Mainebiz

Date

9-19-2005

Pages

26-28

Abstract

"Focus: Health Care" piece on Lubec-based Maine Telemedicine Services (MTS), a provider of telemedicine-related educational, technological and grant support for local hospitals and rural health clinics. Ron Emerson, executive director of MTS, says his firm has helped its partners develop approximately 280 videoconferencing sites statewide. According to Emerson, 300-500 patients in Maine are using telemedicine on a monthly basis to communicate with doctors, psychiatrists and social workers. Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice in Rockland recently launched telemedicine services to improve case management of its patients. With a related article on the nonprofit Maine Seacoast Mission in Bar Harbor. Under the direction of Gary DeLong, the organization has offered telemedicine services to islanders via a ferry called the Sunbeam since 2002.

Subjects

Maine Telemedicine Services, Medical care

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