Pediatric ICU telemedicine at MassGeneral

MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the Partners Center for Connected Health (both Partners HealthCare, Boston) are testing a videoconferencing arrangement that connects six pediatric ICU physicians’ homes with a portable telemedicine station positioned at the patient’s bedside.  When the on-call attending physician at home is needed for a consultation, the videoconference link enables the physician to see and evaluate the patient (with special cameras and scopes if needed), talk with clinicians on-site, and make treatment decisions. Healthcare IT News.