Saturday, September 02, 2006
Arizona Launches Teletrauma Program
August 16, 2006 •• 649 words •• ID: pho147080294
Virtual medicine is now reality. Nine rural hospitals in southern Arizona will soon be able to talk to trauma specialists at the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson through live video linkups. In a matter of months, there will be no excuse for any patient to die in southern Arizona because of a lack of access to trauma doctors, said Dr. Rifat Latifi, a trauma surgeon at UA's Medical Center who leads the program. A gift of $285,000 from Blue Cross Blue Shield...