Telemedicine connects the health care team at SickKids with patients, helping them stay closer to home. The Telemedicine program at SickKids works in collaboration with the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to provide a secure, interactive video connection in real time, eliminating the need for long distance travel.
Some of the benefits of using telemedicine for clinical appointments are:
- Facilitating access to specialists for patients, regardless of their location.
- Reducing the costs and time incurred traveling to Toronto.
- Providing opportunities for patients and families to receive quality time with their specialist.
- Enhancing specialist satisfaction by reducing the need for physicians to travel to under-serviced areas.