Each telemedicine unit consists of a specially designed booth equipped with a high-definition camera, screen and special medical instruments streaming live the indications of the medical tests.
The telemedicine booths allow:
- doctors and their patients on the islands to communicate with consulting doctors in hospitals in Athens, eliminating distances,
- all indications from the medical tests to be available in real time to the specialized doctor-consultant,
- tele-training of medical, nursing and administrative staff in real time.
The 43 telemedicine units developed by OTE Group on behalf of the 2nd Regional Healthcare Administration of Piraeus & the Aegean, with Cisco technology, have been installed in 30 health centers on the Aegean islands, in 12 regional and central hospitals and one in the operations center of the Ministry of Health. The islands covered by the telemedicine network are: Amorgos, Andros, Astypalea, Ikaria, Ios, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastellorizo, Kythira, Kos, Leros, Lemnos, Milos, Mykonos, Mytilene, Naxos, Nisyros, Oinousses, Paros, Patmos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Sifnos, Symi, Syros, Tinos, Fournoi and Chios.