Mayo Clinic, Austin Public Schools team up on telemedicine system

The Mayo Clinic Health System, in partnership with Austin Public Schools, is working to improve care at education facilities through the use of Mayo Clinic Health Connection.

The telemedicine system combines cloud-based software and walk-in kiosks, which will be placed at Ellis Middle School in Austin, Minnesota, early next month, according to an announcement. The system will allow school staff to connect with providers at Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System. Additional locations are possible and discussions are taking place on where they would be.

"Mayo Clinic is committed to reducing health care expenses for employees and employers by improving access to medical services through convenient and more affordable care through Mayo Clinic Health Connection," Mark Ciota, CEO at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin, says in the announcement. "This collaboration with Austin Public Schools is just one way we can do this."

Staff can use the kiosks sans an appointment to be treated for minor health conditions, such as cold, earaches and sinus infections. Announcement

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