BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden last week introduced a telemedicine pilot program that provides a wireless video and data link between EMS and local hospitals. The program was launched today at the Emergency Room at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (OLOL), the first local hospital to go online with the new services.
Today, Baton Rouge becomes only the second city in the nation to offer this state-of-the-art emergency medical service through our local EMS,” Holden said. “With this technology, Emergency Room physicians can begin working with our paramedics to evaluate patients’ needs even before they reach the hospital. Simply put, we can reduce the time until treatment begins and save lives.”