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In Haiti, practicing medicine from afar

New York Times, February 9, 2010

In the days soon after the earthquake in Haiti, foreign medical volunteers relied on improvised, low-tech devices for consultations and coordination. But American doctors are switching to more sophisticated technology to help improve public health in Haiti, the New York Times reports. For example, at the University of Miami's 240-bed tent hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, doctors should soon be able to consult via satellite with specialists in Miami and other medical centers.