Hospital and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota are partnering to
offer virtual emergency consultation services.
innovative service, scheduled to start when the hospital’s new Emergency
Department opens in January 2016, gives Regina’s doctors 24-hour access to
Children’s pediatric emergency expertise.
Through real time, remote, face-to-face health care video interactions, the
Regina Emergency Department team can connect with more than 40 board-eligible
or board-certified pediatric emergency medicine doctors and numerous pediatric
specialists located in St. Paul or Minneapolis.
Department doctors will be able to securely share patient’s vital statistics,
laboratory tests and imaging results in real time with a pediatric emergency
medical doctor. By working together, the doctors may be able to expedite the
diagnosis and treatment of patients.
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 time and expense and improves pediatric patient experience.