The Ontario Telemedicine Network, which includes all 60 hospitals in the province and more than 1,100 other sites, will expand its reach into patient homes.

The network will implement video conferencing technology from Hackensack, N.J.-based Vidyo Inc., enabling patients to consult with their clinicians via laptop and desktop computers in the home linked to the Internet. The rollout will take three years and also include additional providers.

The province's telemedicine network conducted more than 134,000 clinical consultations during the past year. More information is available at and


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