Telemedicine Service We Offer

Clinical specialties at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC that are providing telemedicine services to patients and health care providers regionally, nationally, and internationally include:

Clinical Area Services/Benefits
Cardiac Intensive Care 
  • Efficient, team-based solutions for ICU shortages.
  • Proactive and individualized patient care.
  • Reduced ICU complication rates and length of stay. 
  • Inpatient and emergency consults for hospitals without dermatology coverage.
  • Timely transmission of images and clinical information.
  • Educational opportunities for residents and fellows. 
Emergency Care
and Trauma 
  • Timely trauma evaluations for patients in remote or rural areas.
  • Assistance with triage and transfer decisions.
  • Learning opportunities for community providers.
  • Remote consults and evaluations for referring physicians
  • Second opinion service for patients and families
  • Patient counseling
  • Remote consults and test interpretations for hospitals without ophthalmology coverage.
  • Screenings for diabetic retina disease in physician office.
  • Real-time image transmission and video display.
  • Remote consults via whole slide digital imaging and store and forward image transmission.
  • Real-time dynamic intra-operative consultations. 
  • Immediate access to pathology experts through a secure consultation portal.
  • Outpatient and inpatient tele-psychiatric services to underserved, rural areas.
  • Consultation liaison services for hospitals without in-house psychiatrists.
  • Increased convenience and access to mental health services for patients. 
  • Radiology support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Evening coverage for studies and all emergency department plain films.
  • Access to grand rounds and CME via audio and videoconferencing. 
Remote Monitoring* 
  • Remote monitoring and proactive care for at-home patients.
  • Convenient management of chronic conditions.
  • Reduced hospital readmission rates, emergency room visits, and patient costs. 
  • Live, two-way audio and video assessments of stroke patients.
  • Real-time consults on the use of IV TPA.
  • Access to UPMC vascular neurologists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 
Pediatric Surgery 
  • Post-operative follow-up care close to home.
  • Decreased wait time, travel, and missed work and school days. 
and Simulation
  •  Remote learning opportunities for nurses and physicians at community hospitals.
  • Enhanced provider access to underserved pediatric subspecialties.
 Wound Care*
  • Remote consults for patients with poorly healing wounds.
  • Real-time transmission and review of images.
  • Reduced patient transfer rates.  
Other Specialties 
  • Program for the Study of Neurodevelopment in Rare Disorders (NDRD)
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Rheumatology
  • And many more specialties…

*Adult services offered currently at UPMC only.