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Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)

Ontario Telemedicine Network OTN is a video conferencing system which operates centrally under a coordinator and provides links to clinical, educational and administrative events. This technology links several offsite organizations that now utilize this capability. The administrative function allows for a number of staff to participate in networking events and real time communication. The clinical usage involves psychiatric assessments and group programming, which connects patients across large geographical areas. The educational application gives Ontario Shores staff a variety of education opportunities with fewer resource expenditures. Initial assessments, follow-up appointments, family visits, patient health teaching, peer-to-peer case conferencing, pre-admission and peer supervision are just some of the many ways this technology is used in providing care.

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