Telemedicine, also referred to as telehealth, allows health care professionals to use electronic communications to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients remotely and gives patients quick, efficient and convenient access to medical expertise. While it has been around for over 40 years, telemedicine is a rapidly growing field.
Telemedicine may be ordered by your physician for a specialty service not available at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd.
The physician will assess you via video interaction and then collaborate with your attending physician to ensure you receive the best possible care and outcome for your needs while at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd.
Telemedicine is provided for service lines throughout CHRISTUS Good Shepherd including cardiology, neurology, neonatal intensive care unit, nephrology, psychiatry and many others as identified to meet your needs.
This service is provided with equipment that is tested and approved to meet the regulations and standards required and is monitored for quality and effectiveness.