Telemedicine Comes to Trinity Health System

Telemedicine is now available through Trinity Health System.

November 22, 2013 2:42 p.m.

Trinity Health System has announced the availability of Telemedicine services through UPMC and Magee Women's Hospital.  The services will begin with Maternal-Fetal Medicine and expand to other specialties in the near future.  Patients with high-risk pregnancy: seizure disorders, clotting disorders, thyroid disease, chronic hypertension, gestational diabetes, and preconception or pregnancy counseling due to poor obstetrical history or medical problems will now have access to the expertise of specialists without having to travel to Pittsburgh.

When specialists are not available at Trinity Health System, the UPMC Teleconsult Center connects patients to specialists at other UPMC facilities, providing patients with the expert clinical care they need. This telemedicine technology uses a secure video conference to connect with a physician in Pittsburgh.

Telemedicine can help patients who are located far from large cities by providing access to specialists, reduced travel time and cost and timely treatments closer to home.

According to Keith Murdock, Trinity Spokesman, "The Maternal- Fetal Medicine Telemedicine program will be the first service, but future availability for Stroke and other medical conditions will be announced in the near future."

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