Telecardiology Program

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Telecardiology is the use of telemedicine specifically geared toward heart care utilizing electronic communication methods and technology to securely exchange medical information from one geographic site to another.

The program will allow a specialist from Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute in Baton Rouge to connect with the team of healthcare providers at Pointe Coupee General Hospital in real-time in order to provide patients outside of Baton Rouge with specialty care.

They can be on the screen within minutes and at the bedside with us while we’re caring for the patient both in an emergency situation and maybe a not so emergency situation.
— Will Freeman, MD

Source: WAFB

Our telecardiology program will:

  • Provide 24/7 access to an Our Lady of the Lake Heart & Vascular Institute specialist

  • Eliminate travel for patients who can be assessed at Pointe Coupee General Hospital

  • Transfer only those patients that are appropriate for higher level care

  • Reduce unnecessary hospital admissions by consulting specialty physicians remotely