With Telehealth, Reid delivers care to patients right where they are
With clinical Telehealth services, Reid is taking the care right to the patient — no travel to Richmond is required.
Reid Telehealth makes health care much more convenient for patients. By expanding the reach of Reid’s medical providers and increasing access to health care, the service also helps to improve outcomes and reduce costs.
By delivering health care where the patient is located, patients report:
- Fewer and shorter absences from work
- Fewer transportation problems
- Reduced need to arrange alternate care, where they are a caregiver
- High satisfaction because of increased convenience
Reid Telehealth services use secure two-way video and audio connections; high definition, medical grade digital exam camera and images; and other advanced medical devices to allow specialists at Reid to conduct a comprehensive physician visit with patients who do not have to be in same exam room as the Reid physician.
Future technologies at Reid will facilitate the remote monitoring of patients, as well as direct patient evaluation, diagnosis and treatment through the use of technology. With the advancements in medical technologies and the availability of high-quality computers, smartphones and other devices, Reid Telehealth holds great promise to expand access, improve the quality of health care, and help reduce costs.
History of Telehealth at Reid
In 2010, Reid launched Telepsychiatry services, employing technology to improve access to Reid’s specialized psychiatry care for patients at other regional hospitals that did not offer this care.
In 2014, with funding provided by the USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant and the Reid Foundation, Reid added additional Telehealth services and expanded the number of sites where services are offered throughout the community.
TeleCardiology: (765) 962-1337
TeleOncology: (765) 935-8773
TelePsychiatry: (765) 983-3298
TelePulmonology: (765) 935-8878
email: Reid Health Telehealth
Learn about our mobile urgent care visit app: Reid HealthNOW