At Boston Children’s Hospital, our growing portfolio of telehealth and telemedicine programs connects hospitals, clinicians and patients. Telehealth enables patients, families, clinicians, and institutions to tap into Boston Children’s expertise while keeping care local. It enables our clinicians to use digital technologies to provide patient care, professional consultations and education at a distance, enabling them to efficiently share their expertise beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar settings of the hospital and outpatient clinic. Our goals with telehealth are to:
- Improve patient and clinician access to pediatric expertise while keeping care local
- Enhance patient care experience (engagement, satisfaction and convenience)
- Reduce overall health care costs and improve efficiency
- Enhance clinical outcomes through improved responsiveness, coordination and communication
The Digital Health team supports the development of care innovations that align with Boston Children’s focus on high-value care. We aim to provide all patients with access to high-quality pediatric expertise while reducing overall costs, and improving clinical outcomes and patient experience.