Emergency Room Telemedicine Consults Help Pediatric Patients

From mHealthIntelligence:

The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) in Somerset, NJ is the latest hospital to offer emergency room telemedicine consults to improve access to care for high-acuity patients.

The hospital can now connect patients  at its Somerset campus with pediatric emergency medicine at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH).

RWJUH will offer services that leverage real-time video conferencing via a remote telepresence device. This allows physicians to evaluate patients from a remote location without needing extra travel for emergency care.

“By providing telemedicine for our emergency pediatric patients, we’re able to increase access to specialized pediatric care across the region,” said Richard Brodsky, MD, Director of Pediatric Telemedicine at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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