Telemedicine Clinic

The Telemedicine Clinic at T.J. Samson Community Hospital is an interactive audio/video system that allows patients to access high levels of specialty care without leaving Glasgow. T.J. Samson and Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, have established a working relationship to deliver this continuity of care for cardiac and thoracic patients in south central Kentucky. Patients can see and talk to physicians via the videoconference unit, which provides face-to-face interaction.

Heart and lung sounds are recorded and various medical camera systems are used to gather patient information in the form of video and audio. This information is transmitted in real-time to the health care professionals at the other site. The Kentucky Telemedicine Network has a secure line that ensures strict privacy and confidentiality to all patients.