Telehealth: quality medical help from a distance
Through this novel two-way audio/video conferencing service, we can now connect Mission Hospital’s accomplished physicians with you, even if you live far away. Our telehealth robot provides access to timely, life-saving measures you might need. Mission physicians can now evaluate our rural patients for stroke symptoms, mental health and other emergencies in real time to make sure you get the right diagnosis and treatment.
How does it work?
Telehealth combines laptop computer workstations used by Mission Hospital physicians with the endpoint remote robot stationed at rural clinics or hospitals in western North Carolina. The “hub” site physicians have direct control over the remote robot and have the ability to navigate any clinical process at the distant location. You and your physician may talk privately, or physicians may remotely view tests such as CT scans or laboratory test results. You can see the physician’s face projected onto the robot just as he or she can see you, and everything in the examining room. This provides our physicians with the ability to focus on your needs, while offering diagnosis and guiding first-rate treatment.
- Early detection and monitoring of illness.
- Fewer costs for patients and hospitals.
- Early patient hospital discharge.
- More control over individual care.
- Less hospitalization and fewer ER visits.
- Frequent monitoring of patients who suffer from chronic disease.
- Better communication.
- Easy access to exceptional care from the comfort and ease of the patient’s own community or local clinic.
For more information about Telehealth at Mission Health System, or if you are an organization that is interested in presentations or the use of Telehealth services, please use our online form.