With a life in the balance, critical care means collaboration. First responders convey vital signs to the hospital’s emergency staff—long before the patient comes through the door. Physicians confer with distant colleagues over a high-speed video connection—as though they were all in the same room. A surgical team downloads radiology images from a digital archive—while the operation is in progress. People at home participate in their own care—with ready access to drug descriptions, test results, treatment options, and wellness tips. And all the information remains highly secure and private—even while it’s instantly available for sharing. In the data-rich world of modern medicine, the network is adding the power of collaboration to the caregiver’s healing touch.
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