Miami doctors see to critically ill patients in Port-au-Prince with the help of a robot
By Jennifer Browning
Each morning Dr. Antonio Marttos conducts rounds in the intensive care unit at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare (HBMPM) in Port-au-Prince without ever having to leave his patients at Ryder Trauma Center in Miami thanks to a robot.
Donated by InTouch Health, the robot has become a huge part of the emergency room and intensive care unit at the hospital, by allowing specialists from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine to make rounds in the ICU via satellite. Doctors control the robot with a joy stick, giving them the ability to look at patients and talk to them.
The robot has been working at HBMPM for about a month now and while the goal is to use it for morning rounds in the ICU, it can also go into surgery as well as the pediatric and neonatal ward.
Click here to view a video report from Miami’s Local 10 reporter Sasha Andrade to learn more about how this valuable technology is working to treat the critically ill.