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Telemedicine


Children’s Telemedicine team designs, develops, and executes strategies that use electronic and telecommunications technologies to improve access to care and outcomes for children throughout the region, the nation, and the world. Telemedicine at Children’s has been undergoing major growth.

The telemedicine program serves community hospitals, suburban health centers, inner-city health clinics, national hospitals, and international partners across a wide range of pediatric subspecialties including neurology, genetics, radiology, and general surgery. Distance learning initiatives are focused locally, regionally, nationally, and in many countries throughout the world, including Germany, Morocco, Uganda, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and Iraq. The team provides more than 1,000 consults a year.


Children’s Telemedicine team is continually looking for new ways to provide telehealth services locally, nationally and internationally. Because many requests come into Children’s at night or weekends for telemedicine consultations, innovative ways are being explored to assist physicians in providing those consultations while at home via high-speed networks.

The team is dedicated to providing world-class care for pediatric patients treated in their home country and patients treated in the United States. For example, Children’s is working with other healthcare institutions across the country and abroad to establish consultative services, such as the Tele-Tumor Board program. Children's Telemedicine Team, in partnership with the Children's Hospital in Rabat, Morocco, is working on a model that could provide the basis for future telemedicine programs in the Arab world. The partnership, which is placing emphasis on improving education, technology and healthcare staffing, is aiming to improve the level of pediatric care now available in North Africa. With this initiative supported by the Mosaic Foundation, local physicians in Morocco have access to the transmitted content, which includes live video lectures by Children's staff members.

In collaboration with the Quincy Jones Foundation, telemedicine has been used to support inner-city youths. Children’s also has supported community hospitals with telemedicine consultations that include specialties such as urology, genetics, neonatalogy, and general surgery.

Clinical programs: Distance learning/Educational programs:
  • Distance learning
  • Live and stored patient care conferences
  • Live and stored lectures
Hospital support programs:
  • Conferencing services
  • Mobile services
Locations:

Regional outpatient centers

  • Georgetown
  • Montgomery County
  • Annapolis

Multiple physician homes
Community Hospitals

  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Cheverly, MD
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Frederick, MD
  • Hagerstown, MD
  • Clinton, MD
  • Lexington Park, MD
  • Salisbury, MD
  • Waldorf, MD

National sites

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Chicago, IL

International Sites

  • Morocco
  • Germany
  • Ukraine
  • Bosnia
  • Iraq
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Uganda
  • Belarus
  • Kuwait
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Egypt
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