COW mitigates effects of stroke in Eastern England

A pilot project involving people who had strokes undertaken by The NHS East of England uses IOCOM software with a computer on wheels, known as a ‘computer on wheels’ (COW), which houses a fixed video camera and audio link. Health providers use specially-equipped laptops that automatically launch IOCOM video conferencing technology as well as enabling them to read CT images securely without having to access the hospitals’ systems directly. The savings that resulted from avoiding the need for ongoing care of the patients treated during the pilot paid for the solution’s initial cost. Grit-your-teeth press release trumpets the success of this project in the E-Health Insider awards.