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DPN to Broaden Statewide Telemedicine Network in 2013

During a recent appointment, Dr. Anne Patterson, a maternal fetal medicine specialist, spoke with an expectant mother, studied an ultrasound and discussed next steps for care for the woman, whose baby appeared to have an enlarged heart. She even called in a pediatric cardiologist to discuss the fetus’ condition. But while Patterson was seated in her metro Atlanta office, her patient sat on an examination table four hours away in Thomasville, Ga. Patterson has practiced this kind of telemedicine for the past two years, using innovative two-way, real-time videoconferencing technology.

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