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UCSD flips script on telemedicine practice
San Diego Union-Tribune

Today, telemedicine usually involves a doctor in his office examining a patient in a rural community, military installation or other far-flung locale. But a pilot program at UC San Diego Medical Center aims to reverse that relationship, using computers and video cameras to bring an extra doctor to the bedside when things get busy. Dr. David Guss, the program’s principal investigator and the university’s outgoing chair of emergency medicine, said the idea is to add extra doctors just for when they are needed.

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