Cambridge Medical Center (CMC) and Children’s Minnesota are
partnering to offer virtual pediatric emergency consultation services at CMC. This
innovative service gives CMC’s emergency medicine doctors 24-hour access to
Children’s pediatric emergency expertise.
Through real-time, face-to-face health care video
interaction, the CMC Emergency Department team can connect with more than 40
emergency medicine doctors and numerous pediatric specialists located at
Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul or Minneapolis.
Emergency Department doctors will be able to securely share
patient’s vital statistics, laboratory test and imaging results in real time
with a pediatric emergency medicine doctor. By working together, the doctors
may be able to quicken the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric patients. They
will also determine if the patient should be transferred to a pediatric
hospital for more specialized treatment.
This type of health care partnership gives
patients access to pediatric emergency expertise close to home, eliminates
unnecessary travel and expense, and improves the pediatric patient experience.