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Telemedicine expands critical care on Big Island

Kristen Consillio
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Dr. Scott Gallacher, a Queen’s Medical Center physician, talks about how doctors can interact in real time with patients in the telemedicine intensive care unit at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea, including examining a patient’s condition using an electronic stethoscope.

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Dr. Matthew Koenig, left, and Dr. Scott Gallacher demonstrate how they can consult virtually from the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu with staff at North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea using a video monitor and an electronic stethoscope.