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Maj. Scott Thallemer, perioperative nurse and robotics coordinator with the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education (InDoRSE), trains Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, 2nd Air Force commander, on the da Vinci X surgical system used in robotics surgery at the Keesler Medical Center, Sept. 26, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. InDoRSE is working with the Air Force Research Lab to understand trust between surgical teams and the robot in order to improve on the training program. Trust is a key factor in determining proper use of such innovative technology as surgical robots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Air Force Research Lab studies trust between surgical teams and robots
The Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has been studying how surgical teams gain trust in new robotic surgery technology to improve training, and expand the adoption of improved surgical techniques.
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Advancements in telehealth services have made it easier and more convenient for patients to access the healthcare services they need. The Air Force Medical Service has used advancements in telehealth to offer patients a wide variety of services such as secured messaging with their healthcare team, and virtual appointments with specialists that can be accessed from anywhere. (U.S. Air Force graphic) Advancements in telehealth improve access to healthcare
The Air Force offers a wide and expanding range of telehealth services giving patients the opportunity to receive more efficient, convenient, and patient-centered care.
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Senior Airman Kimberly Deveau (left) at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany consults with geneticist, Capt. (Dr.) Mauricio De Castro, staff medical geneticist at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., using the Clinical Access Station, Feb. 1, 2018. The tele-genetics pilot program connects patients directly to specialized genetic counselors and geneticists from other locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Successful tele-genetics pilot makes genetic counseling easily accessible
A new telehealth program is expanding access to expert genetic counseling by making it available remotely, connecting families with trained genetic specialists who can help interpret their results.
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