In collaboration with regional healthcare providers, St. Luke's uses telehealth technology, also known as telemedicine, to connect patients and healthcare professionals in different physical locations. Currently, the St. Luke's Telehealth program offers two-way audio-visual encounters for critical care and specialty services, allowing us to extend high quality healthcare services to a broader region and improve health outcomes.
The teleICU project described below was supported by Grant Number 1C1CMS331060 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or any of its agencies.
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With the use of secure videoconferencing equipment, you’ll have a live, real-time interaction with a specialist, almost as if he or she is in the same room.
Apart from you, the specialist, and if necessary, a member of your local clinic staff, no one else will be present unless you want them to join. As with a face-to-face appointment, your spouse, partner, family member or friend may accompany you.
Telehealth can be part of your care plan, but only if you want it to be. You can always choose to see your specialist in person if you prefer.
St. Luke’s suggests you review your insurance policy and benefits before scheduling a telehealth visit. If you have any questions regarding your policy, please contact your employer or insurance carrier.