Grants expand telemedicine services in Alaska

More than just cameras, telemedicine 'carts' connect rural areas to doctors


By James Brooks
Juneau Empire

TENAKEE SPRINGS, Alaska — In Tenakee Springs and other rural towns in Southeast Alaska, medical specialists think they’ve found a way to replace medevac flights.

It comes on a little cart.

“It’s very high-tech,” said Shelly Wilson, EMS director at Tenakee’s volunteer fire department. “It’s a little computer.”

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