Telemedicine services are part of our commitment to provide extraordinary experiences for our patients and families. Telemedicine is the use of audio-visual technology to deliver medical care when the patient and provider are not physically together.
Children’s Mercy offers a variety of telemedicine services including appointments at our regional outreach centers that are supported by a specially trained nurse telefacilitator. The telefacilitator is with the patient/family to ensure the communication between the provider and patient/family is exceptional and to help with the physical assessment.
We also offer direct to patient telemedicine using a secure, private audio-visual solution to allow patients/families to remain at home and still have access to Children’s Mercy providers.
Telemedicine supports access to health care providers by using secure network connections and devices to examine and deliver care when patient and provider are not physically together. As a result, care can be delivered more efficiently and more kids can receive the care they need. Due to the advancements in technology, a Children’s Mercy provider can be virtually anywhere delivering the same high-quality care that is the Children's Mercy standard.