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OSU Lima offers telehealth option

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OSU Lima celebrated the grand opening of their new healthcare center, which features the new telehealth program. OSU Lima celebrated the grand opening of their new healthcare center, which features the new telehealth program.
Ohio State Lima is the first regional campus to offer telehealth through the three-year pilot program, funded, and administered through the college of nursing. Ohio State Lima is the first regional campus to offer telehealth through the three-year pilot program, funded, and administered through the college of nursing.

OSU Lima celebrated the grand opening of their new healthcare center, which features the new telehealth program.

The new program brings access to on-site health care to Ohio State Lima students, employees, and dependents. Candy Rinehart, the executive director of Advanced Practice and Community Partnership, explained exactly how the new telecommunication system works.

"Here we are connected to a provider at OSU East, which is where our clinic is located, University Hospital East. There is where the nurse practitioner sits, here is where the patient sits in Lima, and its a face to face meeting, it just happens to be through telehealth. 

A registered nurse will be on site to administer patient intake while equipment such as blue tooth stethoscope allow a nurse practitioner to listen to the heart and lung sounds.

Jessica Campbell, the Patient Care Coordinator for OSU Lima, explained her role within the new program. "I will ask them health questions, medication, all of that types of stuff. Get a basic medical history on the patients, see what they’re being seen for, gather a chief complaint and then do the physical assessment on my end as directed by the nurse practitioner on the other side. 

But services will include more than basic health and wellness screening, the program also allows access to mental health nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers and other providers to support total patient care.

Ohio State Lima is the first regional campus to offer telehealth through the three-year pilot program which is funded and administered through the College of Nursing. 

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