Greek staff trained on telemedicine approaches Doctors and nursing staff from several municipalities in Greece - plus four specialists from the Athens Medical Centre - have been trained in the use of telemetric systems as part of an extension of the country’s telemedicine program. The municipalities are members of the Inter Municipality Health & Welfare Network OTA across Greece.
Staff took part in a training course, following a pilot program in 2006. As part of their training, the medical teams were also given equipment to record vital signs and a PDA device. The equipment given to the doctors allows them to examine patients with chronic diseases.
The Government of Greece is planning to install telemedicine devices in rural and municipal medical centers across the country to provide valuable consulting services and upgrade the health services later this year. Full plans are yet to be confirmed.
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