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Maximizing the use of scarce specialist health care professionals

The use of Telemedicine for acute care delivery not only makes the best use of the skills and expertise of scarce specialist health care professionals, it also supports new models of care that align with provincial and regional health mandates.  Moreover, these programs are evidence-informed in order to improve the quality of care and system efficiency.

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Benefits of Telemedicine in acute care delivery:
  • avoids unnecessary patient transfers.
  • reduces ER demand and visits.
  • contributes to reduction in ER wait times and hospital admissions.
  • optimizes use of scarce health care specialist resources.


Find out about how OTN is currently used for the delivery of acute care in stroke and trauma.


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