Pediatric Intensive Care TeleHealth Service
Emergency department physicians can now connect with a Portland-based pediatric intensivist through a secure videoconferencing TeleHealth platform. Through the platform, pediatric intensivists will be able to consult, diagnose and treat critical care patients in the emergency department in real-time, no matter where the physician is located.
This service is currently offered at Providence’s Center for Medically Fragile Children, and the emergency departments at Providence Medford, Hood River and Seaside. It is coming soon to Providence Milwaukie, Willamette Falls, Newberg and Providence Portland Medical Center. View locations ›
Benefit of service
This model of care will allow pediatric patients in rural communities to receive more timely and reliable care from a pediatric intensivist, and allow them to stay in their local community while doing so. It will also allow the pediatric intensivist to safely determine whether a transfer of care is necessary, eliminating any unnecessary stress on the patient and their families.
The service will also help attending physicians to round with physicians remotely resulting in increased quality and continuity of care.
Accessing the service
TeleHealth consultations are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, as-needed. A nurse is in the room during a TeleHealth consult to assist the provider during the exam.