ComMedica speeds up transfer of skin images at St. Mary's NHS Trust

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ComMedica Ltd.'s web-based telemedicine software has been rolled out at St Mary's NHS Trust in Paddington (London, England) to form an electronic image-sharing link between St Mary's Pediatric A &E department and the specialist Burns Unit at Chelsea & Westminster NHS Trust.

The system is to be used for the instant referral of digital pictures of lacerations and burns. More patients will be treated at St Mary's under expert guidance from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital's burns specialists and plastic surgeons. It will help Chelsea & Westminster determine better which patients need to be transferred for specialist attention.

St Mary's NHS Trust has already installed ComMedica's software for an electronic image-sharing link between St Mary's and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery near Holborn, which has allowed speedier diagnosis and treatment of critical head injuries since September 2002.