NB healthcare centres to use Onsight
FREDERICTON, N.B. –
FacilicorpNB, a public sector agency in New Brunswick that manages
shared services for the healthcare system, has selected the Onsight
Mobile Collaboration system to improve patient care. Onsight, from
Winnipeg-based Librestream, allows remote access to specialists using
wireless mobile video devices and expert desktop software.
“With Librestream’s Onsight system, our main focus is to assess a
patient’s home before being released from rehabilitation, but there are
many additional applications such as wound care,” said Darren McKinnon,
CET, Clinical Engineering, FacilicorpNB. “In these applications, Onsight
will help us reduce the need for staff and patients to travel far
distances to consult with a specialist.”
Lise Bleau, rehab specialist at The Stan Cassidy Centre for
Rehabilitation added that, “The Stan Cassidy Centre is the only
neurological rehabilitation centre for New Brunswick. This means that
our staff travels throughout the whole province to provide care. As
well, our patients and their local circle of care such as therapists,
family members or school staff, also have to travel to Fredericton,
which can mean a four hour drive. With the Onsight cameras, we will be
able to provide recommendations without having to travel.”
Onsight has already been used at FacilicorpNB in a variety of
applications, such as the repair of an Operating Room anesthesia machine
that was needed to perform surgeries. Fixing the problem required an
expert, but the closest expert was 135 kms away in another hospital.
McKinnon explained, “We called the expert using our Onsight camera and
he walked us through the repair remotely. We then brought in the OR
nurse and he watched her go through the safety checks again to make sure
it worked. This all happened in just 20 minutes. It was fantastic, as we
had three surgeries lined up. Nobody was delayed at all.”
“FacilicorpNB is an excellent example of an innovator in the delivery of
more effective, higher quality healthcare to constituents. We are
pleased to have them as a customer and to have Onsight included as one
of the tools that will help them achieve their healthcare mandate,” said
Mark Ahrens-Townsend, EVP Business Development, Librestream.
For more information, visit
www.librestream.com/Video_Telehealth2.html to hear Librestream’s
telehealth customers share their experiences with the Onsight mobile
Created in March 2008, FacilicorpNB is a public sector agency in New
Brunswick (Canada) managing shared services for the healthcare system.
The mandate is to provide safe, cost-effective and innovative support
services to Regional Health Authorities in New Brunswick. The services
include Materials Management, Clinical Engineering, Information
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The patented Onsight solution can connect you to suppliers, team
members, patients, or other healthcare providers in an instant and drive
collaboration with live video, two-way audio and two-way telestration.
Using Onsight, healthcare providers have improved the quality of care
and increased their productivity with improved access to expertise.
Librestream Technologies Inc. is the leader in developing innovative
mobile collaboration solutions. With its patented Onsight solution,
Librestream extends traditional video conferencing and collaboration
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Posted July 15, 2010