Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN):
What is Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
OTN helps Ontarians get more out of the health care system by bridging geographical distances and providing care to more patients , where and when they need it.
What is Telemedicine Resource Nurse (TRN)
A Telemedicine Nurse (RN) coordinates client appointments with medical specialists by using a televideo conferencing system. The Telemedicine Nurse will assist specialist/health care professionals by completing physical assessments, checking your blood pressure, pulse and temperature.
Is there an age limit?
Telemedicine is available for all ages and at the South Huron Hospital.
Who can I see using OTN?
he telemedicine nurse can connect you to your specialist using video. This may include: Oncologist, surgeon, dermatologist, psychiatrist, bariatric specialist , respirologist and many more.
How does a telemedicine clinical visit work?
A telemedicine appointment is just like a regular appointment; only the specialist you will be seeing and speaking with is on a monitor. You can ask questions and participate in the appointment just the same as if you were in the office.
Is there a cost for a telemedicine appointment?
No. You will not be billed for this service. It is covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).
Is telemedicine private?
Just like a regular doctor's appontment, your telemedicine visit will be private and confidential. It can only be seen and heard by the health care professionals involved.
Where can I get more information about OTN?
If you have any questions, please speak to your health care professional. Your local telemedicine nurse can be reached at : 519-238-1556 ext 283.