Telemedicine technology provides opportunities for some patients who live long distances from a Children’s Mercy location to receive their care closer to home. It also allows our providers to be in more than one place at a time, even if those locations are far apart.
As part of the Children’s Mercy Medical Informatics department, telemedicine services are part of our commitment to provide an extraordinary experience for all of our patients.
Throughout the world there is a shortage of medical doctors who are experts in caring for the special needs of kids. Telemedicine allows patients and providers to meet over great distances or simply across the campus of a major medical center using computers with very secure internet connections. The providers examine, diagnose and make recommendations for the patient with the help of special cameras and a specially trained telefacilitator. As a result, care can be delivered more efficiently and more kids can receive the care they need. Due to the advancements in technology, travel can be eliminated allowing a provider to be virtually anywhere delivering the same high quality care that is the Children's Mercy standard.
If you would like to see your provider remotely from our St. Joseph, Wichita or Joplin Tele-Specialty Clinics, please request this service when scheduling your appointment. Call (816) 234-3700 for an appointment.