Is there a doctor on the webcam? (nationmultimedia.com)
Thailand's hospitals have long been using Facebook and other cyber tools to advertise themselves and their services to those seeking medical care. Incorporating technological assistance into modules that will help reduce burden on medical personnel is understandably much more difficult but both Bangkok's public and private hospitals have recently launched applications that they feel will improve patient care.
Ramathibodi Hospital has introduced an app that works like a video call and allows patients to communicate with doctors and nursing staff. Here, online consultations do away with the time-consuming process of registering at 5am and waiting hours to see a doctor for five or 10 minutes.
The service at private facilities Samitivej and BNH hospitals is much faster so their apps offer patients the possibility of calling an ambulance with GPS guidance and, for selected patients, provide nurses who act as personalised health secretaries. more... 6/11/2013
Fla. group installs Burrowing Owl webcam (miamiherald.com)
South Florida officials are setting up a webcam to provide a sneak peek into a colony of Burrowing Owls and raise awareness about their habitat.
Burrowing Owls are pint-sized birds that live in open, treeless areas and are listed as a species of special concern. They spend most of their time on the ground, where their sandy brown plumage provides camouflage from potential predators. Burrowing Owls are most active at dawn and dusk. The male stands guard at the entrance while the female spends more time below. more... 6/10/2013