ECHONET is a broadband telemedicine system.
A specialist at your beside - via broadband
A unique trial of groundbreaking CSIRO technology is taking place at the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie, Tasmania, and it has the potential to help solve Australia’s rural health crisis. (5:38)
19 March 2008 | Updated 24 November 2011
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The launch of the ECHONET project links CSIRO with the Federal Department of Broadband, Communication and Digital Economy and the Tasmanian Government.
It also links medical staff and patients in the hospital’s intensive care unit with other specialists at the Royal Hobart Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Cardiology Department, using broadband connections.
The trial has already proved successful for a number of critically-ill patients, one of whom has used the technology to thank doctors half a state away.
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