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Medicine on the Cutting Edge (Virtual Visit) #789140

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 2005
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Rochester, New York: Kate Snow) The use of telemedicine to treat kids at day care centers featured; scenes shown from an inner city pre-school in Rochester, New York, where sounds & images are sent to doctors at the University of Rochester medical center over the Internet; statistics on the telemedicine study cited; details given of the concerns of some pediatricians about telemedicine replacing hands-on care. [MOTHER, mother Ericka HAINES†- comment.] [Mercy Family Care Children's Health Center Dr. Charles SHUBIN†- says the children deserve better than mechanical health care.] [University of Rochester medical center Dr. Neil HERENDEEN†- says local insurers have come on board.]

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Snow, Kate

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