May 3, 2014 

 

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Virtual Neurology to provide first teleNeurology project at the Cayman Island

The Cayman Islands Seafarers Association has generously donated a new piece of state-of-the-art equipment to the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (HSA).  The InTouch Health RP-Lite Robot, nick-named ‘Sally’, is a machine allowing live one-on-one interaction with medical specialists overseas.

The very first teleNeurology encounter was performed several weeks ago at the Cayman Island by Virtual Neurology.  This was completed with the help of Dr. Delroy Jefferson, HSA Medical Director.  

The robot was donated to the HSA by the Seafarers company.   “The Seafarers are happy to be able to contribute ‘Sally’ RP-Lite as a new member to the HSA”, Mr Bush stated.  “This is the first of its kind in the English speaking Caribbean and we are proud to be part of it”.  ”Sally” allows overseas medical specialists to have live interaction with a patient and local medical staff here in Cayman.  With a two way high definition camera, the overseas doctor can observe and interact with patients allowing the specialist to make a diagnosis.

 

 

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