The technology makes it possible for tribal members to get the latest information on health issues.
On Thursday morning, technicians installed three high-definition “smart televisions” in the Cocopah Wellness Center, designed to provide tribal members with immediate access to health information.
“This enhances our ability to provide the community with the most up-to-date health information it needs to improve our quality of life,” said Wellness Center Director Leo Maxwell.
One unit is located in the lobby, another is installed in the conference room, and the third big screen television is in the exercise room.
The technology behind these “smart televisions” makes it possible for tribal members to get the latest information on all health issues---ranging from diabetes care to nutrition.
In addition to accessing the Internet, these units make it possible for tribal members to have real time video consultations with doctors and other healthcare experts in other cities.
This concept is known as “tele-health” or “tele-medicine.”
Funding for these “smart televisions” came from a grant from the Indian Health Service.