Clarke County Hospital located in Osceola, Iowa opened its doors in 1953 to serve the rural community. Clarke County Hospital continues its mission to remain a healthcare leader in many aspects, including being on the cutting edge of technology.
The hospital continues to expand it’s telemedicine program, adding new services and physicians regularly. Telemedicine is a real-time video link that allows the patient to see and hear the physician and physician being able to see and hear the patient. Telemedicine has been a new buzzword around Clarke County Hospital in recent months as the facility continues to install telemedicine equipment and offer new telemedicine services ushering in a new era at the facility. Telemedicine allows a patient to visit and be examined by a specialty physician in Des Moines without the physician being physically present.
LogicJunction will install a 22 inch and 42 inch touch-screen kiosk at Clarke County Hospital. The kiosks will allow visitors to print turn-by-turn directions to every destination in the hospital. A feature similar to telemedicine allows visitors to connect with hospital staff over a real-time video link using the kiosk. This should allow for visitors to get directions even if all they know is their own name.
“Clarke County Hospital is a facility that is a model of excellence in healthcare, a place which has treated tens of thousands of area residents for nearly 60 years, and a provider that continues to search for way to offer cutting-edge services close to home,” said Brian Evans, Clarke County Hospital chief executive officer.