AFNTS provides a secure network for patient records (or Electronic Health Records - EHR) & clinical telehealth connections in Atlantic First Nations telehealth locations. This network also provides the Membertou Data Centre the foundation they need to provide secure WiFi to all Atlantic First Nation sites.
In total there are 41 telehealth locations throughout our Atlantic First Nation communities. This number includes both health centres and treatment centres.
AFNTS coordinates with our Atlantic First Nation communities and Provincial health partners to ensure successful telehealth connections are made - to support the future of health care in First Nation communities.
AFNTS also work diligently to ensure all of our 41 telehealth sites are equipped with top-of-the-line telehealth technology - with each location being equipped with Polycom videoconference units.
About Telehealth: Telehealth is the provision of healthcare remotely by means of telecommunications technology. It is a huge benefit to the community, as patients have the opportunity to receive healthcare virtually in their home community - providing convenience and accessibility to patients with mobility issues or who live in rural areas.
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