Colusa Community Hospital and the UC Davis Medical Group, Sacramento are linked by modem to the Cardiology Lab at UC Davis Medical Center. This link allows these sites to electronically transmit ECG strips to the lab for interpretation.
The UC Davis tele-fetal monitoring program was established in 1992 with Colusa Regional Medical Center. Currently three rural hospitals are linked to the UCDMC Labor & Delivery unit. They include Colusa Regional Medical Center, Colusa; Plumas District Hospital, Quincy; and St. Joseph Mark Twain Hospital, San Andreas, California. The program provides obstetrical consultation to rural practitioners for active labor patients.
The tele-fetal monitoring connection is accomplished using a modem and analog phone lines. It requires that all sites have Hewlett-Packard fetal monitoring equipment. PC Anywhere is installed on the HP client computer and the Operational Dial-In Protocol is below. The patient data is password protected; each site has access to its own data. Control of the patient data being transmitted remains controlled by the hospital requesting the curbside consult. Data transmitted to UC Davis is realtime and cannot be stored.
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